Keto Fruit List

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Written by Brenda Peralta, Registered Dietitian and medically reviewed by Abby Courtenay

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The keto diet’s main goal is to get your body into ketosis, so you’re burning fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. This means that your intake of high-carb foods needs to be restricted.

Most people think you need to avoid eating fruit on a keto diet. 

While it is true that several fruits are high in sugar and carbs, not all of them need to be eliminated.

Fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that can help you prevent nutritional deficiencies. 

Some fruits are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, which makes them an ideal option when following a ketogenic diet. 

Here is the ultimate list of the best fruits for keto.


Can you eat fruit on keto?

Yes, you can eat some types of fruit on a ketogenic diet, but others are too high in carbohydrates.

You need to know which kinds are low in carbs, and always be mindful of your serving size so you stay within your daily budget. 


What fruits are keto-friendly?

Let’s have a look at what fruits you can eat on keto. 


1. Avocados

Did you know that avocados are a fruit? 

They are a good natural source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and potassium. 

An added benefit is that they are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats that can help reduce heart disease risk (if they replace saturated fats in your diet). 

A common mistake people make on a keto diet is not consuming enough fat. When you’re focused on decreasing carbs, it can be easy to forget that 70-80% of your calories need to come from fat. 

Plant-based fats like those in avocados are healthier than animal fats.

Another benefit of avocados is that they are very low in carbs, thanks to their high fiber content. 

In 100 g of avocados, you get:

  • 160 kcal
  • 1.8 g net carbs
  • 6.7 g fiber
  • 2 g protein
  • 14.7 g fat

Since avocados are high in fiber, they can help prevent or treat constipation, one of the main drawbacks often associated with a ketogenic diet. 

There are several ways you can consume avocados:

  • Have them as a snack as guacamole. 
  • Add them in cubes to your favorite salad. 
  • Include them in a smoothie for a rich and creamy drink. 


2. Raspberries

Raspberries are another great fruit to eat on a keto diet since they are low in calories and high in fiber. 

In 100 g of raspberries, you get:

  • 52 kcal
  • 5.4 g of net carbs
  • 6.5 g of fiber
  • 1.2 g of protein
  • 0.6 g of fat

As you can see, raspberries are low in carbs, which makes them an ideal keto-friendly fruit option. 

One of the benefits of raspberries is that they provide a high fiber content, which can help to keep you fuller for longer. 

Another benefit of raspberries is that they are high in nutrients, such as manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin K. 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help neutralize inflammation in your body. It also helps to boost your immune system. 

There are several ways you can include raspberries into your ketogenic diet:

  • Eat them plain as a nutrient-dense snack. 
  • Smash them and combine with oil and vinegar to make a tangy salad dressing. 
  • Add them to your smoothie for a punch of flavor. 


3. Blueberries

Blueberries are another great fruit to eat on keto. 

Often called the king of antioxidants, they can help reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, and aid muscle recovery after exercise. 

In 100 g of blueberries, you get:

  • 57 kcal
  • 12.1 g of net carbs
  • 2.4 g fiber
  • 0.7 g protein
  • 0.3 g fats

While they are higher in carbohydrates compared to raspberries, they are still an excellent low-carb fruit. You do need to measure your portion to fit your macros

Blueberries can also help you reach the recommended intake of fiber, which most people don’t get enough of. 

Besides being high in antioxidants, they also contain other nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
Manganese is an essential nutrient since it acts like an antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation. A study also showed that manganese combined with calcium could help reduce PMS symptoms. 

Here is a list of ways to eat this keto-friendly fruit:

  • Eat them raw as a snack on the go.
  • Stir them into Greek yogurt for a nutrient-packed breakfast.
  • Add them to keto pancakes or muffins. 


4. Strawberries

Are you noticing a pattern? All types of berries are good fruits for a keto diet, and strawberries are not an exception. They are excellent keto fruit to add if you want some sweetness and flavor to your diet. 

In 100 g of strawberries, you get:

  • 32 kcal
  • 5.7 g of net carbs
  • 2.0 g of fiber
  • 0.7 g of protein
  • 0.3 g of fats

Strawberries are not only high in fiber but also very high in water. This means that it gives you a lot of volume with little carbs and calories, making it an ideal food for those on a weight loss and keto journey. 

They are also high in nutrients such as vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium. 

Strawberries can also supply a good dose of potassium. This mineral is essential in the body since it helps regulate your heart rate and muscle contractions.
So, if you want to avoid muscle cramps, strawberries are a good addition to your diet.
There are several ways you can include strawberries into your keto diet plan:

  • Serve with almonds and cheese for a tasty appetizer. 
  • Include them in your smoothie. 
  • Smash them with olive oil and vinegar to have a salad dressing. 
  • Chop them up and add them to a salad. Spinach, goat cheese, strawberries, and sunflower seeds is a great combination.


5. Lemon

Citric foods like lemons and limes should also be added to the keto fruits list.

They are an excellent source of vitamin C, but what are other health benefits you can get from lemons?

In 100 g of lemon juice, you get:

  • 22 kcal
  • 0.3 fiber
  • 6.3 g net carbs
  • 0.4 g protein
  • 0.2 g fats.

Lemon juice is very low in calories. Remember that the information above is for 100 g of lemon juice, which is more or less ½ a cup of lemon juice. That’s more than you would usually have in one serving.  

If you have the juice of just one lemon, you’re probably getting around 3 g of net carbs. 

Keep in mind that lemon juice does not have much fiber compared to other low-carb fruits on the list.
Besides being high in vitamin C, lemons are also high in potassium, folate, and vitamin B6. 

So, how can you add lemon to your keto diet?

  • Add some lemon juice to your water for extra flavor. 
  • Squeeze ½ lemon over your salad, then add some olive oil too. Simple and refreshing!
  • Marinate fish or chicken with some lemon juice. 


6. Tomatoes

Finally, another low-carb fruit for keto is the tomato. 

It may sound strange, but like avocados, tomatoes are considered a fruit. 

In 100 g of tomatoes, you get:

  • 16 kcal
  • 2.3 g of net carbs
  • 0.9 g of fiber
  • 1.7 g of protein
  • 0.2 g of fats. 

Tomatoes are high in potassium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K. 

Vitamin K is essential to help with blood clotting and bone health. If you are on anticoagulants, chat to your doctor about your vitamin K consumption to make sure you don’t go too high. 

There are several ways you can include tomatoes into your keto diet:

  • Add them to your salad or make a Caprese salad with fresh basil leaves and mozzarella.
  • Make some tomato soup for those cold nights. 
  • Make a tomato pasta sauce to have with zucchini noodles or eggplant parmesan. 


How much fruit can you have on keto?

The amount of fruit you can eat depends on your macros, or how much of each macronutrient you should eat each day to stay in ketosis. It also depends on the type of fruit. 

Most people on keto eat less than 50g of net carbohydrates per day, so you can see how it’s possible to have this list of low-carb fruits:

  • 1 avocado: 3.6 g net carbs
  • 1 cup raspberries: 6.6 g
  • 1/2 cup blueberries: 9 g
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries: 9.4 g
  • Juice of 1 lemon: 3.3 g 
  • 1 tomato: 2.5 g

The final determining factor for how much fruit to eat on keto is what other foods you eat during the day. 

You need to save some carb allowance for other foods, especially vegetables.


What fruits are prohibited on keto?

If you control the portion size according to the carb count, you can include almost any food of your choice on a ketogenic diet. 

However, some foods have so many carbohydrates that you would only be able to have a very small portion that it might not be worth it.
Here is a list of fruits to avoid on keto since they are higher in carbs and lower in fiber:

  • Banana - 1 medium banana - 22.8 g net carbs
  • Pineapple - 1 cup of chunks - 19.2 g
  • Mango - 1 cup pieces - 22.2 g
  • Fig - 1 medium - 8.2 g
  • Grapes - 1 cup - 15 g
  • Pear - 1 medium - 21.6 g
  • Apple - 1 medium - 18.5 g

Dried fruits and fruit juice of all types should also be avoided


Key takeaways

Some fruits are good for keto. However, you need to be careful with the types of fruits you eat. 

Stick to the list of keto fruits that are lower in carbs and higher in fiber, and measure your serving size depending on the carb count.

You don’t want to use up your entire daily carbohydrate allowance on fruits. Plan your meals so that you can include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other foods in your diet.

This way, you can increase your intake of different nutrients and maintain optimal health while following a ketogenic diet. 



Mangoes, bananas, and pears are some fruits with high sugar content. While you could consume them on a ketogenic diet, the portion size would have to be so small that it’s probably best to avoid them so you don’t go above your carb limit. 

Avocado, berries, tomato, and lemon are some of the fruits you can include on a ketogenic diet. These fruits are low in carbs and high in fiber which makes them the perfect option. 

While apples are high in nutrients, they are also high in carbs, making them not a very keto-friendly option. Just half an apple would be difficult to include. If you really crave apples, you could have a few slices, for example as a salad topping.

Yes, avocados are considered a fruit and one of the best you can include on a ketogenic diet since they are low in carbs and high in fat. They are also a great source of fiber.