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What are some low-fiber vegetables?

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Some low-fiber vegetables are asparagus, cucumber and zucchini. Mushrooms and carrots are two other vegetables with a low fiber content. Vegetables low in fiber such as these are good for people who have just had surgery or have other medical conditions impairing their digestion.

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When served without its fibrous base, asparagus has a fiber content of 1.8 grams per 1/2-cup serving, making it one of the vegetables with the lowest fiber content. Asparagus cream, made of pureed asparagus, vegetable broth and cream, is a gentle way to serve this vegetable.

Cucumber and zucchini have almost no fiber content once their skins are removed. As a general rule of thumb, one should remove all vegetable skins in order to consume as little fiber as possible. Skinless cucumber has 0.3 grams of fiber per 1/2-cup serving, whereas skinless zucchini has 0.9 grams of fiber per the same size serving.

Mushrooms have one of the lowest fiber contents of any vegetable. When consumed raw, a 1/2-cup serving of mushrooms contains 0.5 grams of fiber. Raw mushrooms are preferable for a low-fiber diet as cooking mushrooms increases their fiber content slightly. However, the amount of fiber in a 1/2-cup serving of cooked mushrooms is only 1.7 grams, which is still considered a low fiber content.

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