List of food sources high in carbs

Updated February 21, 2017

Foods high in carbohydrates can give your body lots of energy to burn, but can also lead to weight gain if not burnt off. Some diets out there are high-carb based, while others focus on low-carb. Learning some high carb foods can help you cater your diet to the specific needs you have set for yourself.


Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates. In one potato, you can expect anywhere from 30 to 35 grams of carbohydrates. If you are looking to up your carb intake, try eating mashed potatoes, French fries or even sweet potatoes, which also have a similar serving of carbohydrates.


One slice of wheat bread can have anywhere form 12 to 15 grams, depending on the slice size. So if you have two pieces for something like a sandwich, you can get about 30 grams of carbohydrates. Other high-carbohydrate breads are muffins, bagels, waffles and cakes.

Rice And Pastas

Rice and pastas both are high in carbs, with content varying depending on the type. One cup of cooked white rice can have anywhere from 40 to 45 grams of carbohydrates. One cup of plain spaghetti contains about 40 grams of carbohydrates.

Fruits With Carbs

Various fruits are another source of carbohydrates, and they also contain vitamins and minerals that promote good health. An apple, for instance, has about 20 grams of carbohydrates, whereas a banana has about 25 grams. Other fruits to try are oranges, plantains, grapes and pomegranates.

Vegetables With Carbs

A cup of corn contains about 30 grams of carbohydrates. One artichoke has around 13 grams of carbohydrates in it, while other green veggies, like a cup of collard greens, has about 15 grams. Other veggies to try are leeks, Brussels sprouts, squash and zucchini.

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Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.