Blueberries are a popular fruit that have several health benefits. Many people on low carb diets are wary about consuming fruit so they look for fruits with the lowest amount of carbs. So how many carbohydrates in blueberries are there?
It depends on the type of blueberries, but one cup of unsweetened raw blueberries contains only 20 grams of carbohydrates. That makes blueberries one of the lowest carb fruits out there. You can tell because they are not overly sweet like some other fruits.
Frozen blueberries are similar as long as they are unsweetened. One cup of frozen unsweetened blueberries has approximately 22 grams of carbs. The nice thing is that about 5 grams of carbs in blueberries comes from fiber. Sweetened blueberries are another story. They have been mixed with table sugar and are therefore very high in carbohydrates. One cup of sweetened blueberries has approximately 55 grams of carbohydrates in it.
Blueberries are a great fruit to consume even for people on low carbohydrate diets. Just be sure to mix them with other low carb foods such as cottage cheese. This is a favorite snack of many athletes, health experts, and dieters because cottage cheese contains virtually no carbs, very little fat, and is very high in protein. If you’re on a low carb diet avoid mixing your blueberries with foods such as oatmeal.
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