Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Leeks
- ½ cup raw leeks: 6.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 28 calories
- ½ cup chopped cooked leeks: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 16 calories
- 1 ounce raw leeks: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 17 calories
Glycemic Index for LeeksAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of leeks.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Leeks
- ½ cup raw chopped chopped leeks: 3
- ½ cup chopped cooked leeks: 2
- 1 ounce raw leeks: 2
Health Benefits of LeeksLeeks are a very good source of vitamin K (the more of the green part eaten, the more the vitamin K), vitamin A, and manganese, and a good sources of vitamin C and folate. They are also good sources of phytonutrients such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which can protect cells from damage, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and provide other health benefits.
Low-Carb Recipe with Leeks
More Information About Leeks at Calorie Count Plus.More Carb Profiles:
Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).
United States Department of Agriculture. "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2. May 2010