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Carb Counts for Peaches

Peach Nutritional Information

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Updated June 21, 2014

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There's nothing quite like a fresh peach, especially in the summer. But, as with any food if you're keeping a low-carb diet, it's important to assess the carb impact of peaches before downing them with abandon. Canned peaches can be particularly worth checking, as they are usually packed in sugary juice or syrup.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Peaches

  • ½ cup sliced peaches: 6.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate; 1 gram fiber; 30 calories
  • 1 medium peach (2-2/3" diameter; about 5 oz): 12 grams effective (net) carbohydrate; 2 grams fiber; 59 calories

Glycemic Index for Peaches

Study results range from 28 to 56, with the average GI of a peach being 42.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Peaches

  • ½ cup of sliced peaches: 3
  • 1 medium peach (2-2/3" in diameter): 5

More Information on the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Peaches

Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta carotene.

Low-Carb Recipes With Peaches

More Information About Peaches from Calorie Count Plus

More Carb Profiles:

Sources:

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)

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20

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