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Starch Content of Food List

Article by Diet Bites


Starch in Foods

Our data chart below provides the starch content of foods based on the number of grams contained therein.

What is Starch?

Starch is a carbohydrate which is common in the American diet. In fact, it is the most common carbohydrate found in our daily diet.

Natural Foods Containing Large Amounts of Starch

Natural foods which are rich in such include potatoes of all varieties, rice, cassava, wheat and corn.

Our source of information is always the USDA and FDA data base for nutrients.

Starch Content of Foods List

Serving Size Equals 1 Cup Unless Noted

Food Selection

Serving Size

Starch Grams

Barley, dry 124.24
Rice, White long-grain parboiled 146.35
Rice, White long-grain raw 145.51
Tapioca, pearl, dry 133.41
Couscous, dry 125.25
Dates, deglet noor 119.35
Raisins, dark seedless 109.41
Cornmeal, yellow enriched 104.24
Semisweet chocolate 97.45
Wheat Flour, white, cake, enriched 104.6
Bulgur, dry 80.62
White Chocolate 98.51
Wheat flour, white, bread, enriched 96.07
Grape juice cocktail, frozen concentrate undiluted 6 fluid ounces 95.24
Wheat flour, white, all-purpose enriched, bleached 91.99
Trail mix, tropical 89.74
Fast Food Pancakes with butter & syrup 2 pancakes 88.9
Wheat flour, whole-grain 73.56
Pie crust  Makes 1 pie 81.3
Buckwheat flour, whole-groat 72.71
Bread crumbs, dry, grated, seasoned 71.19
Orange juice, frozen concentrated, unsweetened, undiluted 6 fluid ounces 79.6
Navajo Frybread prepared with lard 10-1/2" bread 75.22
Chestnuts, European and roasted 68.43
Rhubarb, frozen, cooked with sugar 70.08
Gumdrops 10 pieces 73.09
Grapefruit juice, white, frozen concentrate, unsweetened, undiluted 6 fluid ounces 70.74
White cake with coconut frosting 1 piece 68.48
Dried Prunes, stewed 61.94
Cherry Pie 1 piece 66
Chocolate Shake 16 fluid ounces 67.27
Pecan Pie 1 piece 64.96
Strawberries, frozen, sweetened 63.6
Trail mix, regular with chocolate chips, salted nuts and seeds 63.45
Raspberries, frozen, red, sweetened 54.5
Vanilla Shake 16 fluid ounces 64.23
French Fries, fast food, prepared in vegetable oil Large size 59.06
Graham Crackers, plain or honey 62.11
Oat bran, raw 47.75
Mixed fruit, frozen, sweetened 55.78
Plums, canned, purple, heavy syrup 57.66
Peaches, frozen, sliced, sweetened 55.45
French Toast sticks, fast food 5 sticks 56.11
Pineapple Upside-down Cake 1 piece 57.18
Apple Pie 1 piece 55.61
Plantain, raw 1 medium 52.98
Corndog 1 corndog 53.79
Vanilla Milk Shake 11 fluid ounces 54.56
Navy beans, canned 36.44
Apricots, canned, heavy syrup 51.29
Sub Sandwich with tuna salad 6" sandwich 54.37
Hash brown potatoes 49.77
Fried Cherry Pie 1 pie 51.23
Fried Fruit Pie 1 pie 51.23
Sweet potatoes, canned 49.26
Baked beans, plain or vegetarian 43.3
Baked beans, canned with pork and sweet sauce 43.03
Lemon Meringue Pie 1 slice 51.94
Peaches, canned in heavy syrup 48.84
Taco, with beef, cheese, lettuce, hard shell 1 large 41.91
French Fries, fast food, prepared in vegetable oil 1 medium size 46.81
Canned Pineapple, heavy syrup 49.31
Sub Sandwich with cold cuts 6" sandwich 49.05
Canned Pears, heavy syrup 46.59
Chocolate Cake without frosting 1 piece 48.93
Blueberries, frozen, sweetened 45.39
Chicken Pot Pie 1 small pie 47.38
Sweet Potatoes, canned, packed in syrup 44.08
Canned Tomato Paste 49.66
Blueberry Pie 1 piece 48.34
Bagel, Cinnamon Raisin 4" bagel 47.25
Macaroni & Cheese 47.83
Corn, sweet yellow, cream style, canned 43.31
General Mills Honey-Nut Clusters 42.42
Rice, white long-grain, cooked 43.19
Breaded & Fried Shrimp 6 - 8 Shrimp 44.8
Danish Pastry 1 pastry 44.36
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk 5" biscuit 44.65
Chickpeas 32.47
Pinto Beans, cooked 29.44
Brown rice, cooked 41.27
Prune Juice 42.07
Applesauce, sweetened 41.9
Pasta, regular, white 40.9
Grape Soda 12 fluid ounces 41.66
Peas 25.06
Pumpkin Pie 1 slice 38.92
Corn, yellow, canned 38.82
Tangerines, mandarin oranges, canned in light syrup 39.02
Black Beans, cooked 25.78
Marshmallows 40.55
Kidney beans, red, cooked 26.76
Hamburger 1 sandwich 38.27
Egg Noodles 36.56
Refried Beans 25.56

Foods Minimal in Starch Grams

The following foods contain very minimal amounts of starch: mustard greens, Chinese cabbage, Shitake mushrooms, wine, broccoli, cucumber, turkey, asparagus, avocado, baking powder, oysters, white mushrooms, cauliflower, beef jerky, ham, chicken, most spices, shallots, endive, catsup, hearts of palm, celery, fresh strawberries, onions, peppers, pine nuts, leavening agents, lime juice, salsa, Nuefchatel cheese, garlic, tea, lemon juice, reduced fat Italian salad dressing, alfalfa seeds sprouted, franks, blue cheese, tomatoes, parsley, coffee, Provolone cheese, cream cheese, horseradish, coffee creamers, eggs, sour cream, lettuce, Muenster cheese, Parmesan, seaweed, margarine, butter, beef, lamb, raw fish & seafood, duck, geese, cooking oils, low calorie carbonated beverages.

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