Our top 10 best low-carb fruits
Nutritious they may be, but if you're trying to watch your carb intake, some fruit can put you over the edge. Try our favourites which provide a boost of nutrients without the added carbs.
Fruit is bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with experts agreeing they're an important part of a balanced diet. Despite that, some fruit can be very high in carbs. For example, a small banana contains 20.3g of carbs, while the equivalent avocado contains 1.8g.
When reducing anything in your diet, it's important to make sure you're not missing out on any vital nutrients. If you're conscious about carbs, consider trying some of our favourite low-carb fruit below.
Carb levels are based on net carbohydrate value of raw food per serving.
1. Rhubarb – 0.8g
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2. Avocado – 1.8g
3. Lemon – 2.2g
4. Tomatoes – 3g
Tomatoes are rich in calcium, potassium and phosphorus; when cooked and canned, they also offer a brilliant source of the antioxidant lycopene which has a plethora of benefits from supporting heart health to protecting skin against sun damage. Try these roasted balsamic asparagus and cherry tomatoes.
5. Coconut – 3.7g
Unlike other fruits, coconut provides mostly fat. It is also especially high in manganese which is essential for bone health and metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and cholesterol. Enjoy these curried coconut fish parcels for a summery meal.
6. Raspberries – 5.1g
7. Honeydew melon – 5.3g
8. Blackberries – 5.6g
Blackberries boast a host of antioxidants thanks to their deep purple colour. They're also packed with vitamin C, K and manganese. This blackberry & apple oat bake is a brilliant breakfast or healthier dessert.
9. Strawberries – 6.1g
10. Watermelon – 7.1g
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