Low-Carb Vegetables – the Best and the Worst

What low-carb vegetables are good? There’s a very simple rule:

  • Vegetables growing above ground are low carb and can be eaten freely.
  • Vegetables growing below ground contain more carbs, so you’ll have to be more careful with them (especially potatoes).

Like any rule it is not perfect, but these veggies are all fairly good, especially the ones to the left:

Above ground

Carbs per 100 grams (3.5 ounces)

Low-carb vegetables

Do you want to learn more about how to know what vegetables to eat, and which to avoid? We’ve made an entire page about it, check it out:

Low-Carb Vegetables – the Best and the Worst


  1. Thomas Mann
    Take a look at boiled, then chilled potatoes, and eaten cold. Are they really that high carb? For me they are a weight loss food.
  2. BobM
    Is this for resistant starch? Or do you like cold potatoes? Do you eat them as potato salad? Or just whole potatoes?
  3. Alexandra
    I love the idea of being able to eat as many above-ground vegetables as I want as part of Low Carb, High Fat plan. There's just this lingering doubt: does freely mean unlimited? I'd like to confirm if above ground vegetables can be consumed without counting their carbs towards 20 g of carbs per day.

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