Some fruits and vegetables that contain almost no carbohydrates are watercress, spinach, olives and apricots. While there are no fruits or vegetables that do not contain any carbohydrates, the carbohydrate contents of these foods are minimal enough to make them ideal for low-carb diets.Continue Reading
Watercress and spinach have two of the lowest amounts of carbohydrates of any vegetable. Each contains less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Raw watercress contains 1.29 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, while different varieties of spinach range from 2 to 3 grams worth of carbohydrates per 100 grams. As of 2015, New Zealand spinach, cooked, boiled and drained, is the variety of spinach with the least amount of carbohydrates, at 2.13 grams per 100 grams.
Olives are among the fruits containing the least amounts of carbohydrates, with different types ranging from 3 to 6 grams worth of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Green olives, pickled, canned or bottled, have the least amount of carbohydrates, at 3.84 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Apricots are the fifth least carbohydrate-containing fruit, with 5.48 grams worth of carbohydrates per 100 grams.
On the whole, while neither can ever be completely free of carbohydrates, vegetables contain fewer carbohydrates than fruits.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies