One cup of raw spinach contains 1.1 grams of carbohydrates. One-half cup of cooked spinach contains 3 grams of carbohydrates, and 1/2 cup of cooked chopped frozen spinach has about 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Due to its high fiber and low overall carbohydrate count, spinach is often recommended in even the most strict low-carbohydrate diets. It is also recommended as a food for diabetics, as it has very little impact on blood glucose levels.
In addition to fiber, spinach is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, iron and folate. It also contains calcium, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.