Are Pomegranate Seeds Keto?

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Answer: Fresh pomegranate seeds are keto friendly, but dried seeds are often loaded with sugar.

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Pomegranate Seeds


Pomegranate seeds are a tasty snack and a good source of antioxidants. Fresh pomegranate seeds contain around 3 g of net carbs per 1 oz serving. Note that this serving size is fairly small, so be careful not to overindulge.

Be careful of packaged, dried pomegranate seeds as manufacturers often add sugar to keep them sweet, so dried pomegranate seeds tend to have an astronomical carb count. While pomegranate seeds may be a tasty snack, they're far too heavy in carbs to fit into a keto diet. A 100 g A half-cup of pomegranate seeds contains 13 g of net carbs, which is fairly carb-heavy, but isn't a dealbreaker.

For a more keto-friendly seed snack, consider sunflower seeds.

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