Best Low Carb Fruits to Eat (And the Worst Options Too!)

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These low carb fruits are keto-friendly!

low carb fruits on counter, strawberries, berries, coconut, avocados

Low carb fruits? Say whaaat?😲

One of the biggest complaints associated with the keto diet is the lack of fruits that you can have while living this lifestyle. We decided to dive in and check out exactly which fruits are keto-friendly and which ones to avoid.

You may be surprised at the low carb fruits that you can have while on a keto diet!

low carb fruits and keto friendly fruits displayed on cutting board

Best Keto Berries:

tray of blackberries being washed


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 31 Calories | 0g Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 3.8g Fiber | 3.5g Sugar | 1g Protein | 3.1g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: Blackberries are so yummy all on their own! Throw some in a snack bag or container and take them with you on the go for a refreshing, keto-friendly snack. They are one of the best low carb fruits!

hand with blueberries


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 0g Fat | 42 Calories | 10.7g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 7.4g Sugar | 0.5g Protein | 8.9g Net Carbs

*While blueberries come in at a higher carb count when eaten alone in a 1/2 cup serving, we still love to use them in some of our delicious keto recipes. We tend to go with 1/3 – 1/2 cup spread out over several servings to bring the net carb count down to a more keto-friendly number.

pouring cranberries into saucepan - low carb fruits


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 23 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 2.1g Sugar | 0.2g Protein | 4.2g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: Cranberries are a great add-in to a keto-friendly smoothie or fruit-infused water! Plus, you can grab a few bags when they’re in season and throw ’em in the freezer to use all year long!

driscoll berries in grocery store


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 32 Calories | 0.4g Fat | 7.3g Total Carbs | 4g Fiber | 2.7g Sugar | 0.7g Protein | 3.3g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: Raspberries are one of the really versatile low carb fruits! Eat them by the handful, or throw them into some sparkling water for a refreshing afternoon drink.

strawberries keto fruit


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 23 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 5.5g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 3.5g Sugar | 0.5g Protein | 4.1g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: There really is no wrong way to eat a strawberry, is there? Chop it up and throw into yogurt, add it to a bowl of keto ice cream, or dip into a keto hazelnut spread. Ok, now I’m getting hungry! 🍓

Best Low Carb Fruits (0-5g Net Carbs):

half of avocado - low carb fruits


Serving: 1/2 (medium size) | 114 Calories | 10.5g Fat | 5.9g Total Carbs | 4.6g Fiber | 0.2g Sugar | 1.3g Protein | 1.3g Net Carbs

fresh coconut


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 142 Calories | 13g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 4g Fiber | 2.5g Sugar | 1.3g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: I don’t know about you, but I’m cuckoo for all things coconut! I love to keep a bag of unsweetened coconut in my fridge so I can grab a little to add to my morning keto yogurt. YUMMY!

Lemons on a counter cut in half


Serving: 1/2 cup | 8 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 2.7g Total Carbs | 0.8g Fiber | 0.7g Sugar | 0.3g Protein | 1.9g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: I’m beyond obsessed with all things lemon right now, and I always add a few slices to my morning water tumbler. Lemon is also great to rub over a cut avocado to keep it from browning quickly. I also love to squirt some lemon juice onto my lunchtime salads!

keto margarita with limes


Serving: 1/2 cup | 10 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 3.5g Total Carbs | 0.9g Fiber | 0.6g Sugar | 0.2g Protein | 2.6g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: Limes are much like lemons but deliver a stronger punch! Feel free to add them to your favorite keto sauces, condiments, an marinades for an added kick of flavor.



Serving: 1/2 Cup | 17 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 3.6g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 2.1g Sugar | 0.6g Protein | 2.1g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: Grab a piece of ripe star fruit, rinse it off, cut off the ends, slice, and eat up!

low carb fruits like tomatoes are keto friendly


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 16 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 3.5g Total Carbs | 1.1g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 0.8g Protein | 2.4g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: I know what you’re thinking, aren’t tomatoes a vegetable? Well, technically they’re a low-carb fruit but are often thrown into the vegetable category due to their savory taste. I love chopping up cherry tomatoes and adding a little pepper to them for a quick afternoon snack!

cut up watermelon - low carb fruits


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 15 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 3.5g Net Carbs | 0.2g Fiber | 3.1g Sugar | 0.3g Protein | 3.3g Net Carbs

  • Tips for eating: I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little surprised that watermelon fell into the under 5g of net carbs group. To be fair, it is a 1/2 cup serving, so it’s not a huge amount of watermelon, but even if you do a 3/4 cup it’s not that bad carb-wise. Grab a serving and throw a little salt on top and you’re good to go!

Worst Fruits for the Keto Diet:

apples, oranges, pears, cherries on serving tray


Serving: 1/2 cup | 32 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 8.6g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 6.5g Sugar | 0.2g Protein | 7.1g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 37 Calories | 0.3g Fat | 8.6g Total Carbs | 1.6g Fiber | 7.2g Sugar | 1.1g Protein | 7g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 67 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 17.1g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 9.2g Sugar | 0.8g Protein | 15.1 Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 27 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 6.5g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 6.3g Sugar | 0.7g Protein | 5.8g Net Carbs

cherries in grocery store


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 49 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 12.3g Total Carbs | 1.6g Fiber | 9.9g Sugar | 0.8g Protein | 10.7g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 102 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 27.3g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 25.8g Sugar | 1.2g Protein | 25.8g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 67 Calories | 0.3g Fat | 17.3g Total Carbs | 2.6g Fiber | 14.6g Sugar | 07.g Protein | 14.7g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 23 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 6.1g Total Carbs | 0.9g Fiber | 3.8g Sugar | 0.4g Protein | 5.2g Net Carbs

red grapes bunch


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 52 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 13.7g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 11.7g Sugar | 0.5g Protein | 13g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 31 Calories | 01.g Fat | 7.7g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 6.9g Sugar | 0.5g Protein | 7g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 32 Calories | 0.3g Fat | 7.7g Total Carbs | 1.6g Fiber | 4.8g Sugar | 0.6g Protein | 6.1g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 69 Calories | 0.4g Fat | 17.2g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 15.7g Sugar | 0.9g Protein | 15.4g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 55 Calories | 0.4g Fat | 13.2g Total Carbs | 2.1g Fiber | 9.8g Sugar | 1.3g Protein | 11.1g Net Carbs



Serving: 1/2 Cup | 47 Calories | .01g Fat | 11.7g Total Carbs | 2.3g Fiber | 9.3g Sugar | 0.9g Protein | 9.4g Total Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 31 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 7.8g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 5.7g Sugar | 0.3g Protein | 6.6g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 33 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 8g Total Carbs | 1.3g Fiber | 7g Sugar | 0.8g Protein | 6.7g Net Carbs

non keto fruits - pears


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 46 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 12.3 Total Carbs | 2.5g Fiber | 7.8g Sugar | 0.3g Protein | 9.8g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 49 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 13.1g Total Carbs | 2.5g Fiber | 8.8g Sugar | 0.4g Protein | 10.6g Net Carbs



Serving: 1/2 Cup | 41 Calories | 0.1g Fat | 10.8g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 8.1g Sugar | 0.4g Protein | 9.6g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 38 Calories | 0.2g Fat | 9.4g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 8.2g Sugar | 0.6g Protein | 8.2g Net Carbs


Serving: 1/2 Cup | 52 Calories | 0.3g Fat | 13g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 10.3g Sugar | 0.8g Protein | 11.2g Net Carbs

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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade.

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Comments 6

  1. Queenie81

    I love all the hard work you all do for us and all the info you give. On another post, peaches were on the list as being keto friendly and I was so happy but on they are on the worst list here so now I’m so sad. I just started eating them again this past week, lol.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sorry for any confusion on that. Thanks so much for the kind words. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—Was it a different site that you found them first mentioned as keto friendly?

      • Queenie81

        Of course it was my mistake, peaches are on the dirty keto list and ok to eat in moderation. So Sorry Amber! (June 2022).

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          No worries! Thank you! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ž

  2. Queenie81

    No, it was on this site and I mentioned being happy about the peaches and received a response back. It’s a little older post but the comment was just within the last 2 or 3 weeks. It mentioned peaches and watermelon. Thanks Amber!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh! I see where that is now. Thanks for pointing that out! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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