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Carb Counts for Raspberries

Raspberry Nutritional Information

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Updated April 11, 2014

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Raspberries are one of the fruits lowest in sugars, and are highly nutritious as well.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Raspberries

  • ½ cup fresh raspberries: 3.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber and 32 calories.
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries: No information is in the USDA database about unsweetened frozen raspberries in general. The label on Dole frozen raspberries states that ½ cup contains 6 grams of carbohydrate plus 2.5 grams of fiber and 32 calories. When buying frozen raspberries, check the label carefully to make sure there is no added sugar.

Glycemic Index for Raspberries

There is no scientific study of the glycemic index of raspberries. Some sources have extrapolated from other similar foods that it would be around 40.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Raspberries

  • ½ cup of fresh raspberries is estimated to have a glycemic load of 1.5.

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Raspberries

Raspberries are a good source of vitamin C and manganese. They also provide high amounts antioxidant compounds, in form of phytonutrients, especially ellagic acid and others which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduction of cancer risk from raspberries. More About the Health Benefits of Berries, and Serving Suggestions

Low-Carb Recipes With Raspberries

More Information About Raspberries at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources:

Leroux, Marcus Foster-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).

Seeram, NP. "Berry fruits for cancer prevention: current status and future prospects.." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 56(3):630-5. (2008).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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