Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for LemonsSince we usually don't eat lemons, but instead use the juice, I have provided information on fresh lemon juice.
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 0 grams fiber and 4 calories.
- Juice of 1 medium lemon (a little over 1.5 oz): 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 0 grams fiber and 12 calories.
Glycemic Index for LemonsThere is no scientific study of the glycemic index of lemon juice, probably because it is usually consumed in such small amounts.
Glycemic Load of Lemons
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice: 1
Juice of 1 medium lemon: 1
Health Benefits of LemonsTo get a significant amount of nutrients from lemon juice, you'd have to use more juice than usual. Still, lemon juice is a very good source of vitamin C and phytonutrients as well.
Low-Carb Recipes With Lemon
- Sugar-Free Lemon Curd
- Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake
- Italian Lemon Almond Cake
- Lemon Mousse
- Snow Pudding
- Easy Shrimp Scampi
- Spicy Citrus Shrimp
More Information About Lemons 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).