What are Some Good Low-Carb Fruits You Can Eat on Keto?

Last Updated on July 13, 2018 by Paula

The ketogenic diet  is an extremely low-carb diet where the only food you can eat can be meat, seafood, cheese, some veggies, nuts and seeds, and a lot of healthy fats.

Fruits are unfortunately not on the top of the approved keto list.

However, some fruits are allowed as long as you stay under your required macros for the day.

Not sure about your macros? Go to your online keto calculator here.

Here are low-carb fruits you can eat when you are on the keto diet:


Choose Berries First.

Loving my hometown again since we have berries here which are definitely keto-approved low-carb fruits you can eat while on the keto diet!

Aside from having the lowest in carbs, they are filled with nutrients (plus they make your skin glow!)

Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries all have 6 grams of carbs for a single serving, which is about a handful of berries. They are great to add to your summer salads, have as a snack, or eat when you want something sweet without added sugars. Blueberries are also relatively low, but at about 12 grams of carbs per serving, aren’t the best option unless you are having less than a full serving of them.

Fruit Under 10 Grams Per Serving

There are also some other fruits that are relatively low as well, though you definitely should only have them when you have some extra net carbs left for the day. These are each around 10 net carbs or just below, so it is nearly half of the carbs you can have for the day. However, if you find yourself at the end of the day with enough macros left, it is a great treat. They are also good if you decide to do carb cycling with days where your carbs are a little higher than 20 net per day.

Some low-carb fruits with 10 or less net grams per day are:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Lemons
  • Peaches
  • Plums

Other fruits tend to be too high in sugar and which you should definitely avoid on a keto diet. These include watermelon, bananas, apples, grapes, and cherries.

You don’t have to eat fruit while on the keto diet, but it is a good way to have something sweet, increase your nutrition, and break up the monotony of all your meats and veggies. You might be looking for something lighter or just a handful of berries as a quick and healthy snack, so it comes in handy knowing which fruit to turn to first.

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