Nutrition Guide: Carbohydrates

Plant based foods with sugar (simple carbs), fiber (complex carbs), and total carbs are listed below.  Fiber carbs can be subtracted from total carbs as fiber has very little impact on blood sugar.  Any discrepancies between total carbs and fiber + sugar can be attributed to starch, which typically converts to sugar.  However, in some cases, the starch is resistant and acts like fiber (this is the case with black beans).