Diet Bites Logo

Cholesterol in Vegetables

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Zero Cholesterol in Vegetables

Looking for foods that are minimal to zero in milligrams?

Then you've hit pay dirt - literally if you're a gardener. Vegetables, specifically in their raw or steamed state make excellent choices.

In addition, they are so low in calories and other fatty acids that it's almost ridiculous - ridiculously good that is, particularly for dieters.

We've posted our data chart below - but it contains a lot of goose eggs - and that's a good thing. If the rest of the nutritional elements were displayed, we'd see a whole lot of excellent values that boost health.

On that note, let's view some of our original recipes that are so easy to prepare and that are minimal in cholesterol and lipid content.

Baked Winter Squash Recipe

Most varieties of winter squash taste much different than summer species. They hold unique sweetness that can be enhanced when a bit of ground cinnamon and a spoon of brown sugar is added.

Or you can use your favorite reduced sugar or a sweetener substitute. Add a spoon of reduced fat margarine - and you're in for a treat. You can even add a few chopped walnuts.

Quick Pan Roasted Vegetable Mix Recipe

Sauté your favorite mix of fresh vegetables in a non-stick pan on the stove top. Add your favorite lean cooked proteins - such as chicken, pork, beef or shrimp. Next, add a low calorie sauce.

If you don't like animal proteins - then opt for beans. We tend to always go this route; black beans work so well with vegetables as do the pintos.

Cholesterol in Vegetables

Based on a serving size, the following vegetables contain ZERO cholesterol.

Artichoke Hearts, cooked

Asparagus, cooked

Beets, cooked

Broccoli, cooked

Brussels Sprouts, cooked

Cabbage, cooked

Carrots, 1

Cauliflower, 3 florets


Chives, 1 Tablespoon

Corn, 1 ear




Garlic, 1 clove raw

Leeks, cooked

Lettuce, Iceberg, 1 cup

Mushrooms, raw




Potato, 1 7-oz size
Pumpkin, canned
Rutabagas, cooked, mashed
Shallots, 1 Tablespoon
Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Straightneck, Crooneck, Hubbard, Spaghetti, and Zucchini)
Sweet Potato, 4-oz size
Swiss Chard
Tomato, 4-oz size
Turnips, cooked
Water Chestnuts

Return to Cholesterol Index

Related Articles: Tips to Reduce Cholesterol In the Diet

Just the Cholesterol Facts
How to Reduce Bad Cholesterol Levels & Raise the Good
About Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

When to Stop Taking Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Medication

Diet Bites  |  Disclaimers

Diet Bites is a Trademark