Carbohydrates contain starch, sugar and fibre.
Carbohydrate foods supply us with a lot of energy.
Vegetables and fruits contain fibre, carbohydrates and are filling and low in fat.
About half of the energy from our foods should come from carbohydrate foods. Some vegetables, such as corn, potatoes, peas, kumara, yams and legumes contain high levels of carbohydrate.
Fresh vegetables such as salad leaves and mushrooms contain very little or no carbohydrate. Other vegetables, such as seed sprouts, celery, cucumbers, spinach, broccoli, capsicums and asparagus, also contain low levels of carbohydrate. Cabbage, cauliflower, leeks and tomatoes contain medium amounts of carbohydrate.