How many calories are in vegetables?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
The calories in vegetables vary from vegetable to vegetable. Some have more calories than others but generally as a group they are low in calories. Non-starchy vegetables like greens, radishes, broccoli, tomatoes, and cauliflower are very low in calories. They contain about 25 calories a serving. A serving is 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw. Starchy vegetables like acorn squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn are higher in calories and have about 80 calories per serving.
Ozgen Dogan
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Here are some examples of calories in a serving of vegetables: 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 27 calories; 1 cup chopped carrot, 52; 1 cup chopped spinach, 7; 1 cup broccoli, 36; 1 large potato, including skin, 258; 1 ear of corn, 85.

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