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Very low sugar foods (0.5 - 1.4 gram of sugar per 100 gram food)

The table below contains a list of food products low in sugar content (0.5 - 1.4 gram of sugar per 100 gram food). The food items are among the foods with the lowest sugar values, from approximately 850 food products analysed by the USDA nutrient data laboratory.

 

Food product Sugar content in grams/ 100 gram food
Soup, vegetarian vegetable, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 1.4
Oat bran, raw 1.4
Broccoli, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.4
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk and margarine added 1.4
Cauliflower, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.4
Potatoes, baked, skin, without salt 1.4
Broccoli, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.4
Cucumber, peeled, raw 1.4
Lima beans, immature seeds, frozen, baby, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.4
Lime juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened 1.4
Lime juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened 1.4
Lima beans, immature seeds, frozen, fordhook, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.3
Kale, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.3
Cheese, swiss 1.3
Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained 1.3
Bread, pita, white, enriched 1.3
Bread, pita, white, enriched 1.3
Sauce, ready-to-serve, pepper or hot 1.3
Kale, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.3
Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss, with di sodium phosphate 1.2
Beans, snap, green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained without salt 1.2
Beans, snap, yellow, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.2
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw 1.2
Soup, bean with pork, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 1.2
Potato, baked, flesh and skin, without salt 1.2
Snacks, corn-based, extruded, chips, plain 1.2
Cheese, muenster 1.1
Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 1.1
WORTHINGTON FOODS, MORNINGSTAR FARMS Burger "Crumbles " 1.1
Alcoholic beverage, wine, dessert, dry 1.1
Asparagus, canned, drained solids 1.1
Cauliflower, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.1
Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk 1.0
Pumpkin, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.0
Cheese, parmesan, grated 1.0
Crackers, rye, wafers, plain 1.0
Garlic, raw 1.0
Artichokes, (globe or french), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.0
Artichokes, (globe or french), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.0
Snacks, tortilla chips, plain, white corn 1.0
Beans, snap, green, canned, regular pack, drained solids 1.0
Beans, snap, yellow, canned, regular pack, drained solids 1.0
Beef stew, canned entree 1.0
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white 1.0
Soup, onion, dehydrated, prepared with water 1.0
Crackers, melba toast, plain 1.0
Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw 0.9
Cereals ready-to-eat, wheat, shredded, plain, sugar and salt free 0.9
Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw 0.9
Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares 0.9
Parsley, raw 0.9
Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked 0.9
Snacks, rice cakes, brown rice, plain 0.9
Tortillas, ready-to-bake or -fry, corn 0.9
Fast foods, chicken, breaded and fried, boneless pieces, plain 0.9
Snacks, popcorn, air-popped 0.9
Potatoes, boiled, cooked in skin, flesh, without salt 0.9
Potatoes, boiled, cooked without skin, flesh, without salt 0.9
Potatoes, boiled, cooked without skin, flesh, without salt 0.9
Bread, italian 0.9
Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.8
Egg, whole, cooked, fried 0.8
Barley, pearled, raw 0.8
Lettuce, green leaf, raw 0.8
Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 0.8
Egg, whole, cooked, poached 0.8
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 0.8
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 0.8
Gravy, NESTLE, CHEF-MATE Country Sausage Gravy, ready-to-serve 0.8
Gravy, chicken, canned 0.8
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 0.8
Turnip greens, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.8
Wild rice, cooked 0.7
Egg, white, raw, fresh 0.7
Snacks, popcorn, cakes 0.7
Tofu, soft, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.7
Fast foods, potato, french fried in vegetable oil 0.7
Soup, chicken noodle, canned, chunky, ready-to-serve 0.7
Cornmeal, whole-grain, yellow 0.6
Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow 0.6
Egg substitute, liquid 0.6
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red 0.6
Soup, beef noodle, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 0.6
Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.6
Seaweed, kelp, raw 0.6
Cheese, mozzarella, part skim milk, low moisture 0.6
Soup, cream of mushroom, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 0.6
Beet greens, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.6
Bread, pumpernickel, toasted 0.6
Collards, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.6
Soup, vegetable beef, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 0.6
WORTHINGTON FOODS, MORNINGSTAR FARMS BETTER'N BURGERS, frozen 0.6
Cheese, provolone 0.6
Macaroni, cooked, enriched 0.6
Spaghetti, cooked, enriched, without added salt 0.6
Snacks, popcorn, oil-popped, microwaved 0.5
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 0.5
Bread, pumpernickel 0.5
Cheese, cheddar 0.5
Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby 0.5

 

 

 

Sugar Content in Foods (per 100 grams of food)
Foods with 37.5 - 100 g sugar Foods with 18.6 - 37.4 g sugar
Foods with 10.5 - 18.6 g sugar Foods with 6.6 - 10.4 g sugar
Foods with 4.1 - 6.5 g sugar Foods with 2.6 - 4.1 g sugar
Foods with 1.5 - 2.6 g sugar Foods with 0.5 - 1.5 g sugar
Foods with 0.1 - 0.5 g sugar Sugar free foods
Sugar content in fruits and alcoholic drinks

 

Diabetes management: Low carbohydrate diet --an overview
Diabetes management: carbohydrate restriction and weight loss
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Diabetes management: Low carbohydrate diet, insulin resistance and hypertension
Diabetes management: Low carbohydrate diet -- conclusion

 

Blood sugar management related articles:
Low blood sugar cookbooks
The case for low carbohydrate diets in diabetes management

Dietary fiber related articles:
List of high fiber food
Total dietary fiber, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber content of foods
Dietary fiber and health benefits
Definitions of dietary fiber food
Dietary fiber: Daily Reference Intakes (DRIs) for fiber

Data source of sugar content in foods: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19.

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