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How many carbohydrates are in carrots?

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According to Self Nutrition Data, one large carrot that weighs 72 grams has 7 grams of carbohydrates. Within those 7 grams, 2 grams are dietary fiber and 3 grams are sugars. A majority of the 30 calories in a large carrot are derived from its sugars.

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Though most of the calories in carrots come from natural sugars, Self Nutrition Data explains that carrots are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Carrots also provide a substantial amount of essential nutrients, including: dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. The estimated glycemic load, which should be kept at a total of 100 or less per day, is 2.

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