Answer: No, apples are not typically considered keto-friendly due to their high carbohydrate content.
In the context of a standard ketogenic diet where your daily carbohydrate intake should be limited to around 20-50 grams, consuming apples can quickly use up your carbohydrate allotment:
- High in Carbohydrates: At 13.81 grams of total carbohydrates per 100g, apples take up a significant portion of your daily carbohydrate limit on a ketogenic diet.
- Contains Sugars: With 10.39 grams of sugars, the natural sweetness of apples comes with a carb cost which is not ideal on a keto diet.
- Low in Fat: Apples have only 0.17 grams of fat per 100g, which is not in line with a keto diet’s high-fat requirement.
- Low in Protein: The protein content of apples is also low at 0.26 grams per 100g, not contributing much to the moderate protein requirement of a keto diet.
- Fiber Content: However, apples do contain 2.4 grams of dietary fiber which can offset some of the total carbohydrates as fibers are not digested and absorbed in the same way as other carbs.
While apples are generally not keto-friendly, they are still healthy and full of nutrients. If you really crave an apple, having a small portion and adjusting your daily carb intake accordingly can make it fit into a ketogenic lifestyle. As with all things, balance and moderation are key.
- Amount Per ServingCalories52
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.03g 1%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 1mg 1%
- Potassium 107mg 4%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
- Sugars 10.39g
- Protein 0.26g 1%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.