Low Carb Fruits (Satisfy your Sweet Tooth)

Fruit is your new dessert on a low carb diet.

You may see fruit as a health food, but in many countries, fruit is served as a dessert, and not surprisingly these countries also have a low obesity rate.

Fruit contains three kinds of sugar are fructose, sucrose, and glucose.

Each is processed differently by your body. It’s not important on how they are processed because knowing will not help you lose weight faster and is excess information. 

The key point to remember is if your body is burning any from of sugar, it is NOT burning fat. You want to be burning fat, and the best way to achieve this goal is to lower your sugar and carb intake to zero.

Can you eat fruit on a ketogenic diet?

Yes, but as we will discuss later on in the article you must be wise in your choice of fruits.

How much Fruit can I eat on a Low Carb Diet?

Depending on where you are on your low carb diet, certain fruits will be off limits.

If you have a sweet tooth, avoid fruits altogether, as it’s easy to binge on them and destroy your ketogenic diet.

When you reach your weight loss goals, you can start to add fruit back into your diet.

Below is a list of the best low-carb fruits to incorporate into your healthy low-carb eating plan, and the highest-carb fruit to avoid.

Top 10 Low Carb Fruit List

Carambola/Starfruit: 8.8 grams of total carbs

Low Carb Fruit

I’ve never had a starfruit, so can’t comment on this low carb fruit. If you had, leave a comment below!

Low Carb Starfruit Recipes


Clementine (1 fruit): 8.9 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Clementines are the perfect substitute for an orange. 

Clementine Low Carb Recipe

Low Carb Flourless Clementine Dessert 

Strawberries: 1.6 grams of total carb

low carb fruit

I can’t believe what delicious fruit strawberries are without tons of sugar! They’re very versatile and are perfect for sauces, salads, combined with cheese and nuts. One of my favorite recipes is to freeze the strawberries, and then fry them in butter when frozen, and top it with whipped cream. It’s warm on the outside, but frozen on the inside and is phenomenal!

Strawberry Low Carb Recipe

Strawberry Cream Pie Keto Recipe 


Watermelon: 11.6 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, and I’m glad I can eat a little bit on a low carb diet.I personally thought watermelon was one of the highest carb fruits, but thankfully I was wrong

Watermelon Low Carb Recipe

Low Carb Watermelon Mousse

Coconut (meat): 12.1 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Coconut is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The coconut meat can also be used in many dishes to give a sweeter flavor.

Coconut Low Carb Recipe

Buttery Coconut Bars 

Pear: 12.3 grams of total carbs

Coconut Low Carb Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Pear Low Carb 


Avocados: 12.8 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Avocados are the perfect fruit for a low carb keto diet. It’s full of fat, low in carbs, and contains tons of minerals.

Avocado Low Carb Recipe

Avocado Fruit or Vegetable 

Blackberries: 13.8 grams of total carbs

Blackberries are absolutely amazing with whipped cream! They are a perfect dessert food, and great paired with cheese and won’t kill your low carb meal plan.

Blackberry Low Carb Recipe

Blackberry Clafoutis

Apple: 14 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Believe it or not, an apple is a low carb fruit but be careful with portion size.

Apple Low Carb Recipe

Low Carb Apple Crisp

Prickly pears: 14.2 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

You can eat about 3/4ths of a pear on a low carb diet and not destroy your carb count limit.

Pear Low Carb Recipe

How to prepare Prickly Pears 

Cantaloupe: 14.4 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Cantaloupe tastes a lot sweeter than it’s actual sugar content. It contains 14.4 grams of total carbs per cup.

Cantaloupe Low Carb Recipe

Cantaloupe Sorbet

Peach: 14.6 grams of total carb

low carb fruit

Peaches are delicious. What

Peach Low Carb Recipe

Peach and Cream Bake

Raspberries: 14.7 grams of total carbs

low carb fruit

Raspberry  Low Carb Recipe

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars 


Worst Fruit Options

Below are the worst fruit options that you should avoid at all cost! They will destroy your weight loss efforts. These are not allowed on a low carb diet due to their high sugar content.

Blueberries: 21.5 grams of total carbs

Pineapple: 21.6 grams of total carbs

Cherries (sweet): 22.1 grams of total carbs

Mango: 24.7 grams of total carbs

Kiwi: 26.3 grams of total carbs

Orange: 26.3 grams of total carbs

Banana: 51.4 grams of total carbs

Passion fruit: 55.1 grams of total carbs

In conclusion fruits like berries and avocados are great for a low carb diet, but other fruit are to be avoided at all costs.

If you are just starting out on a low carb diet, avoid most tropical fruits unless you are going to eat very very small quantities.


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