Are Pears Keto?

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Answer: Pears are unfortunately too high in carbs to fit the keto diet, as a single pear packs 22 g of net carbs.

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Pears

Explanation

Although pears are a nice, sweet fruit and a good source of vitamin C, they're sadly incompatible with the keto diet.

A medium pear contains 22 g of net carbs. Even if you have only a portion of the fruit, a 100 g serving (around 2/3 of a cup) has 12.1 g of net carbs.

Asian pears fare a bit better, but they're still tough to fit into your macros. A small Asian pear has 8.6 g of net carbs, and a 100 g serving has 7 g of net carbs, which is just approaching reasonable on a keto diet, though it's still on the high side.

Alternatives

Unfortunately, only a few fruits have a low enough carb count to fit the keto diet. Berries tend to be your best bet. Here are a few keto-friendly options:

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