The table below contains a list of food products low in sugar content (1.5 - 2.6 grams of sugar per 100 grams 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 grams food
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 2.6
Nuts, walnuts, english 2.6
Rolls, dinner, plain, commercially prepared (includes brown-and-serve) 2.6
Spaghetti with meat sauce, frozen entree 2.6
Buckwheat flour, whole-groat 2.6
Squash, summer, all varieties, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 2.6
Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned, whole, regular pack 2.6
Fish, fish portions and sticks, frozen, preheated 2.5
Fish, fish portions and sticks, frozen, preheated 2.5
Lemons, raw, without peel 2.5
Salad dressing, home recipe, vinegar and oil 2.5
Carrots, canned, regular pack, drained solids 2.5
Waterchestnuts, chinese, canned, solids and liquids 2.5
Vegetables, mixed, canned, drained solids 2.4
Avocados, raw, Florida 2.4
Beef, cured, dried 2.4
Lemon juice, raw 2.4
Peppers, sweet, green, raw 2.4
Peppers, sweet, green, raw 2.4
Lemon juice, canned or bottled 2.4
Cauliflower, raw 2.4
Okra, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 2.4
Peppers, sweet, green, raw 2.4
Cheese, cottage, creamed, with fruit 2.4
Celery, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 2.4
Lemon juice, canned or bottled 2.4
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw 2.3
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw 2.3
Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 2.3
Bread, reduced-calorie, rye 2.3
Seeds, pumpkin and squash seed kernels, roasted, with salt added 2.3
Cabbage, savoy, raw 2.3
Radishes, raw 2.2
Squash, summer, all varieties, raw 2.2
Mushrooms, canned, drained solids 2.2
Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 2.2
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, prepared from recipe 2.2
Spices, cinnamon, ground 2.2
Peppers, jalapeno, canned, solids and liquids 2.2
Bread stuffing, bread, dry mix, prepared 2.1
Brussels sprouts, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 2.1
Bread, Indian, fry, made with lard (Navajo) 2.0
Bread, Indian, fry, made with lard (Navajo) 2.0
Fast foods, english muffin, with egg, cheese, and canadian bacon 2.0
Chives, raw 2.0
Tortillas, ready-to-bake or -fry, flour 1.9
Bamboo shoots, canned, drained solids 1.9
Spinach souffle 1.9
Cheese, cottage, nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd 1.8
Celery, raw 1.8
Fast Foods, biscuit, with egg and sausage 1.8
Potato pancakes 1.8
Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 1.8
Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids 1.8
Bread, egg 1.8
Rolls, hard (includes kaiser) 1.8
Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw 1.8
Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw 1.8
Crackers, standard snack-type, regular 1.8
Egg, whole, cooked, scrambled 1.7
Brussels sprouts, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.7
Broccoli, raw 1.7
Potatoes, baked, flesh, without salt 1.7
Soy sauce made from soy and wheat (shoyu) 1.7
Lime juice, raw 1.7
Cucumber, with peel, raw 1.7
Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 1.7
Mushrooms, raw 1.7
Soup, vegetable, canned, chunky, ready-to-serve, commercial 1.6
Potatoes, mashed, dehydrated, prepared from flakes without milk, whole milk and butter added 1.6
Potatoes, hashed brown, frozen, plain, prepared 1.6
Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.6
Beans, snap, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 1.6
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk added 1.5
Potatoes, hashed brown, home-prepared 1.5

 

 

 

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  

 

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

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