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Fruit holds a place of honor as a healthy food choice in many diets. When it comes to keto fruit, though, you’ll need to approach the produce section with caution. How do you enjoy fruit on keto, and which low carb fruit can you choose from?
We’ll talk all about keto friendly fruit in this guide! Learn about the best fruit for keto, low carb fruit recipes, a comprehensive keto fruit list, and which fruits to avoid.
Keto Fruit Table Of Contents
Can You Eat Fruit On Keto?
What Fruit Can You Eat On Keto?
Even though many high carb fruits are off limits, you can still eat a variety of fruit on keto – see the keto fruit chart below for a complete list.
Fruit often contains more natural sugars and less fiber than vegetables. Therefore, the net carbs in fruit are normally higher.
Choose fruits with higher fiber and lower sugars to incorporate them more easily into your low carb diet.
The Best Keto Fruit List
This keto fruit list will go into detail about the best low carb fruits for a keto lifestyle, including delicious recipe ideas.
You can find details about carbs in the keto fruit chart below this list. For an even more complete listing of carbs in fruit and other foods, check the keto food list.
Yes, avocado is a keto diet fruit! (In fact, I love avocados so much that they are part of the Wholesome Yum logo. ;)) Take advantage of its high healthy fat and fiber content, and enjoy it more frequently than other fruits.
Avocado is one of the few fruits where moderation is not really necessary for a keto lifestyle. Avocados have 1.8g net carbs per 1/2 avocado serving.
Keto Avocado Recipes
- The Best Homemade Guacamole – The ultimate way to use avocados! This stuff is addicting, like your favorite restaurant.
- Keto Green Smoothie Bowl – Sweet and creamy, yet low in carbs!
- Chocolate Avocado Brownies – So rich and gooey, you wouldn’t know they had keto fruit in them.
- Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad – A salad made with low carb fruits, made for pairing with savory dishes.
- Avocado Omelette – The ultimate guide to omelette making, with a fanned avocado on top.
- BLT Stuffed Avocado – An easy and healthy keto lunch idea!
Find lots more keto avocado recipes here.
Blackberries are easy to portion control, making them an ideal keto fruit. They taste best in easy desserts.
Blackberries have 3.1g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
Keto Blackberry Recipes
- Keto Frozen Yogurt With Blackberries – No ice cream maker needed — just blend and freeze.
- Low Carb Blackberry Cobbler – No starchy thickeners here! See which keto ingredient to use instead to keep this cobbler together.
- Berry Ricotta Dessert – Blackberries pair perfectly with creamy ricotta in this recipe.
Blueberries are one of the best fruits for keto if you watch your portions – they do contain more carbs than most keto fruit options. I like using them in baked goods for a burst of natural sweetness.
Blueberries have 8.9g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
Keto Blueberry Recipes
- Keto Blueberry Muffins – With golden tops and cakey centers, these truly taste like the original recipe.
- Low Carb Blueberry Scones – Turn your kitchen into a keto cafe with these sweet and easy scones.
- Keto Blueberry Bread – A sweet loaf studded with fresh, juicy blueberries.
Coconuts are loaded with healthy fats and fiber. Use them in sweet or savory dishes for a tropical flair.
Raw coconut flesh has 2.5g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving. Coconut flakes are also keto friendly, but the carbs are more concentrated, so check the label.
Keto Coconut Recipes
- Coconut Macaroons – Make sweet and chewy cookies with the help of a beloved keto fruit.
- Coconut Curry Chicken – Coconut blends with rich spices to make a creamy, satisfying dish.
- Fathead Crackers With Coconut Flour – Low carb fruit… in a cracker? Believe it! These are so buttery and crisp.
While processed cranberry products often contain added sugar, cranberries by themselves are a naturally low carb fruit. Try them in these classic dishes.
Raw cranberries have 4.6g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
Keto Cranberry Recipes
- Sugar-Free Dried Cranberries – Never get store-bought ones again!
- Keto Cranberry Sauce – It’s easy to make this one keto friendly.
- Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad – Cranberries add a touch of sweetness to this hearty salad..
Citrus doesn’t always make the list of keto approved fruits, but lemon does! You only need a little bit to add lots of flavor to sweet and savory dishes.
One whole lemon has 5.4g net carbs. You can also use the zest which is virtually net carb free (0.1g per teaspoon).
Keto Lemon Recipes
- Low Carb Lemon Bars – These will fool your family and friends. You can’t tell they’re low carb!
- Sugar-Free Lemon Blueberry Popsicles – Tart, refreshing, and super easy to make.
- Keto Lemonade – Cut down on major carbs and make this keto fruit recipe sugar free!
Limes are another keto diet fruit to enjoy. One squeeze adds delicious taste to anything!
One whole lime has 5.2g net carbs. Similarly to lemons, you can use lime zest freely.
Keto Lime Recipes
- No Bake Keto Key Lime Pie – Featuring limes, and another signature keto fruit. Can you guess what it is?
- Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken – Lime brings out the rich flavors in this easy recipe.
- Skinny Margaritas – You can’t make this keto drink without lime!
Olives have a similar fat and fiber content to avocados, in a much smaller package. They’re easy to snack on or chop up for savory recipes!
Olives have 2.2g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
I’m going to tell you a secret… I don’t like olives, so I don’t have any olive recipes on the blog! But, feel free to request them and I just might make an exception. 😉
Raspberries have more fiber than any other keto friendly fruit… but you won’t be able to tell in these sweet recipes. Since they are lower carb than most berries, they are also ideal for snacking on their own.
Raspberries have 3.3g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
Keto Raspberry Recipes
- Raspberry Chia Pudding – Fruity taste, tons of nutrients, and minutes of prep time. In other words, the perfect breakfast!
- Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies – Complete with a pretty raspberry swirl in the middle.
- Sugar-Free Raspberry Ice Cream – No ice cream maker needed for this silky smooth treat.
Yes, tomatoes are considered a fruit — and yes, they are keto friendly! Whether you cook with them or enjoy them raw, they add a light sweetness to every dish.
Tomatoes have 4.8g net carbs per 1 cup serving. Learn more about carbs in tomatoes here.
Keto Tomato Recipes
- Fresh Tomato Salsa – Tastes like it came from a restaurant.
- Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes – The hardest part is waiting for them to dry! Use these in moderation by adding them to savory recipes.
- Easy Baked Ratatouille – Tomatoes play a starring role in this luscious veggie dish.
- Keto Roasted Tomato Soup – Comfort in a bowl.
- Caprese Salad Skewers – A fun little appetizer inspired by the classic salad. You could also make avocado Caprese salad instead if you prefer the salad form.
- Keto Ketchup – You won’t believe this didn’t come from a bottle with sugar in it.
Keto Fruit Chart: Carbs In Fruit
Now that you have the keto friendly fruit list, you’re probably wondering about the carbs in all these fruits. That’s where this keto fruit chart comes in – you can see the net carb counts in each one at a glance, so you’ll know the best keto fruits to eat. (Net carb counts come from the USDA Food Database, and don’t include fiber.)
For an even more complete listing of carbs in fruit, check the keto food list, which has a printable version as well.
You’ll notice one keto fruit that stands out from the rest in this chart – monk fruit! It is rarely eaten fresh, but its potent extract is a popular keto sweetener because it contains zero net carbs. If you’re not familiar, check out this article: What is monk fruit and is it keto?
Keto Fruit List
|Food||Serving size||Net carbs (g)|
|Avocados||1/2 fruit (100g)||1.8|
|Raspberries||1/2 cup (61.5g)||3.3|
|Blueberries||1/2 cup (74g)||8.9|
|Blackberries||1/2 cup (72g)||3.1|
|Coconuts, flesh||1/2 cup (40g)||2.5|
|Cranberries||1/2 cup (55g)||4.6|
|Currants||1/2 cup (56g)||5.3|
|Strawberries||1/2 cup (76g)||4.3|
|Lemons||1 lemon (58g)||5.4|
|Limes||1 lime (67g)||5.2|
|Monk Fruit Extract||1/32 tsp||0|
|Olives||1/2 cup (67g)||2.2|
|Tomatoes||1 cup (180g)||4.8|
|Watermelon *||1/2 cup (76g)||5.5|
*Note: Watermelon is a bit controversial and some people may say it’s not keto friendly. Use moderation and proceed with caution.
Fruits To Avoid On Keto
Some fruits are lower in carbs than others. Most of the time, the carb content in fruit is more sugar than fiber — so it’s better to stick with keto fruit and low carb vegetables if you want to stay on track with your low carb diet.
In some cases, you can enjoy these fruits in very small amounts, depending on how strict you want to be.
Fruits To Avoid On Keto
|Food||Serving size||Net carbs (g)|
|Apples||1 medium apple (182g)||21|
|Apricots||1 apricot (35g)||3.2|
|Carambola (star fruit)||1 medium star fruit (91g)||3.6|
|Prunes||1 prune (9.5g)||5.4|
|Dates||1 pitted date (24g)||16.4|
|Breadfruit||1 cup (220g)||48.9|
|Durian||1 cup (243g)||56.6|
|Bananas||1 medium banana (118g)||23.9|
|Cherimoya (custard apple)||1 cup (160g)||23.5|
|Boysenberries||1 cup (132g)||9.1|
|Cantaloupe||1 medium wedge (69g)||5|
|Elderberries||1/2 cup (73g)||8.3|
|Feijoa||1 cup (205g)||18.1|
|Figs||1 medium fig (50g)||8.1|
|Goji Berries||5 tbsp, dried (28g)||18|
|Gooseberries||1 cup (150g)||8.9|
|Grapefruit||1/2 grapefruit (123g)||7.9|
|Grapes||1 cup (92g)||15|
|Guava||1 cup (165g)||14.7|
|Honeydew Melon||1 large wedge (125g)||10.4|
|Jackfruit||1 cup (165g)||35.9|
|Java-Plum||1 cup (135g)||21|
|Kiwifruit||1 fruit (69g)||8|
|Kumquat||1 fruit, with peel (19g)||1.8|
|Loquat||1 cup (149g)||15.6|
|Lychees||1 cup (190g)||28.9|
|Mamey Sapote||1 cup (175g)||46.8|
|Mangoes||1 cup (165g)||22.1|
|Mulberries||1 cup (140g)||11.3|
|Nectarines||1 medium nectarine (142g)||12.6|
|Oranges||1 orange (141g)||12.9|
|Papaya||1 cup (145g)||13.2|
|Passion Fruit||1 cup (236g)||30.7|
|Peaches||1 medium peach (150g)||12.1|
|Pears||1 medium pear (178g)||21.6|
|Persimmons||1 persimmon (168g)||25.2|
|Pineapples||1 cup (165g)||19.3|
|Pitanga||1 cup (173g)||13|
|Plantains||1 cup (139g)||54|
|Plums||1 cup (165g)||16.5|
|Pomegranates||1/2 cup arils (87g)||12.8|
|Prickly Pears||1 cup (149g)||8.9|
|Pummelo||1 cup (190g)||16.4|
|Quince||1 fruit (92g)||12.4|
|Sapodilla||1 fruit (170g)||24.9|
|Soursop||1 cup (225g)||30.5|
|Tamarind||1/4 cup (30g)||17.2|
|Tangerines||1 medium fruit (88g)||10.1|
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Can you eat fruit on keto? Yes, certain kinds! Does fruit have carbs? Absolutely. If you have fruit on keto, watch your carbs and portions, and use this keto fruit list as your guide.