You just cooked a cup of broccoli, weighed it on a food scale and are now ready to eat it. Â But, how many carbs are in that single cup of cooked broccoli?
In one cup of cooked or steamed broccoli, stems and flowers, there are between 4 and 5 grams of carbohydrates. Â The fresh broccoli choice is the wisest because it is the lowest in carbohydrates, and if you are watching your carbs – fresh is the best.
Frozen broccoli is slightly higher in carbs than fresh broccoli. Â In one cup of frozen broccoli, chopped and cooked, there is just under 10 grams of carbohydrates. Â The reason frozen broccoli has a higher carb count than fresh is that there are some preservatives and sugars added to the pre-packaged vegetable in order for it to stay ‘fresh’ in the grocery store. These additives account for about 4 to 5 grams of carbs per serving.
If you are eating a stalk of broccoli, you may be interested in knowing that there are nearly 10 grams of carbs. Â Most people do not eat the entire stalk, but cut off the woody portions of the stem and consume the flower. Â If you are watching your carb intake, remember that the stalk does contain more carbs than the flower. Â In one entire bunch of broccoli that you would find at the store, there are about 40 grams of carbs.