Are Water Chestnuts Keto Friendly?

Answer: Water chestnuts are not keto, as they contain an enormous amount of carbs.

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Water chestnuts

Each serving of water chestnuts (1 cup) contains 24.2 g of net carbs. Sadly, that's far too carb-heavy to fit the keto diet.


For a vegetable with a similar crunch, try daikon radishes. At only 2.7 g of net carbs per serving, they're a far less starchy vegetable than water chestnuts

Also consider the delicious jicama. One of the few keto-friendly root vegetables, jicama are a similarly textured vegetable with a far lower carb count.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup

Net carbs24.2 g
Fat0.1 g
Protein2.2 g
Total carbs30.4 g
Fiber6.2 g

Source: USDA

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