In a half-cup of raw carrots there are about 4 grams of carbs.
Eating just one baby carrot will offer you one gram of carbohydrate per stick. The same carb content occurs in cooked carrots – there is no difference. In a half-cup of cooked carrots there are about 4 grams of carbohydrates.
When trying to cut carbs and lose weight, carrots are often not recommended. Carrots contain a lot of natural sugars compared to other vegetables and as a result, also contain many carbs.
Carrots are considered to be high carb and starchy. They are actually lumped into the same category of high starch veggies as beets, peas, corn and sweet potatoes. Although carrots do contain slightly lower carbs than most of these ‘high starch’ vegetables, they should not be overeaten if you are trying to reduce your sugar and restrict carbohydrate intake.
If you are trying to cut back on your carbs, there are better vegetables to eat than carrots because they are considered to be high in sugar by comparison. Carrots do contain a healthy source of vitamin A and beta carotene which are good for your body, immune health and blood.
Eating carrots in moderation is okay if you are cutting carbs, but overdoing it can be detrimental to your carb restriction plan. And, by all means, avoid the ranch dipping sauces or other fatty dips that pack on the carbs.