Are Sweet Potatoes Keto Friendly?

Answer: Sweet potatoes are not keto, as they're too high in carbs.

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Sweet Potatoes

Like most root vegetables, sweet potatoes are highly starchy, which means they're very heavy in carbs. A 1-cup serving of sweet potatoes contains 22.8 g of net carbs. That's high enough in itself to kick most people out of ketosis.

As a general rule, vegetables that grow underground are not keto-friendly. For a keto-friendly potato substitute, consider rutabaga or cauliflower.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup, cubes

Net carbs22.8 g
Fat0.1 g
Protein2.1 g
Total carbs26.8 g
Fiber4.0 g

Source: USDA

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