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We all know that different foods have drastically different nutritional components. But nowhere are the differences more extreme than when we look at carbohydrates. Foods like meat and fish have virtually no carbs, while sweets like chocolate and candy can have more than 90% of their weight concentrated in carbs. In the following study, we expose the differences in what 10 grams of carbs look like in some of our favorite foods.
5331-Apple-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.63 apples
5337-Almonds-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 71.43 almonds
5552-Chewing-Gum-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 5.26 pieces
5561-Sugar-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 4.35 cubes
5564-Pretzels-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 2.17 twists
5567-Cheerios-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.54 cups
5576-Jelly-Beans-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 10 pieces
5579-Skittles-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 10 pieces
5582-Cherry-Tomatoes-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 21.28 cherry tomatoes
5594-Raisins-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 30.30 raisins
5612-Orange-Juice-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.40 cups
5615-Milk-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.82 cups
5618-Peas-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.69 cups
5628-Carrots-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 19.96 medium baby carrots
5633-Kale-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 4.55 ounces
5636-Maple-Syrup-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.75 tablespoons
5639-Coca-Cola-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.40 cups
5642-Honey-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.87 packets
5645-Saltines-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 2.22 square crackers
5655-Bagel-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.19 regular sized bagels
5658-Apricots-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 2.63 pieces
5664-Bread-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.90 slices
5667-Red-Onions-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 1.64 small red onions
5673-Honey-Dew-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.12 melons
5677-Chocolate-Cake-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.30 pieces
5698-Turkey-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 12.82 slices
5701-Butter-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 142.86 sticks
5705-English-Muffin-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.42 muffins
5708-Cream-Cheese-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 4.42 small packages
5711-Peanut-Butter-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 4.69 tablespoons
5714-Marmalade-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 1.09 packets
5720-Celery-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 16.67 stalks
5726-White-Rice-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.23 cups
5729-Pasta-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.23 cups
5732-Vanilla-Ice-Cream-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.30 cups
5738-Avocados-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 2.74 avocados
5747-Sushi-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 1.32 pieces
5753-Fries-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 26.32 McDonald's fries
5759-Burrito-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.44 small burritos
5762-Pizza-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 0.41 pieces
5769-Chicken-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = Infinite
XXXX-Bacon-v2-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 58.82 slices
XXXX-Broccoli-v2-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 1.64 stalks
XXXX-Eggs-v2-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 35.71 small eggs
XXXX-Hot-Dogs-v2-cropped-full-res copy
10g of carbs = 3.94 frankfurters
For context, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends a carbohydrate intake of 130 grams per day (both for males and females), while some of the more extreme versions of the Paleo diet call for less than 65 grams per day for men and less than 50 grams per day for women.