If you’re following a low-carb diet, you are probably tracking the number of carbohydrates you consume.
When it comes to apples, things can get a little confusing because each variety has a different carb content, and there’s a clear difference between green and red apples. Gala apples are predominantly red and are fairly high in carbs and natural sugars compared to other varieties.
In this article, we’ll help you find the exact carb content you need for any size or weight of gala apple using our quick reference charts and carb calculator.
Gala Apple Carb Content
The USDA confirms that 100g of raw gala apple (including the skin) contains a total of 13.7g of carbs, which is equal to 0.137g per gram of apple.
The gala apple is a medium-sized apple variety. A medium gala apple weighs an average of 172g and contains 23.6g of carbs (20g net carbs).
The quick reference table below shows the number of total carbs and net carbs you can expect in a small, medium, or large gala apple based on average apple weights.
|Gala Apple Size & Weight||Total Carbs||Net Carbs|
|100g of apple||13.7g||11.4g|
|Small apple (average 157g)||21.5g||19.2g|
|Medium apple (average 172g)||23.6g||20g|
|Large apple (average 200g)||27.4g||22.8g|
The reason why apples are higher in carbs than some other fruits is because of the sugar content. In this example, an average-sized medium gala apple contains 17.9g of natural sugars and 2.3g of fiber.
The table below shows the amount of natural sugar in various-sized Gala apples and the fiber content that is used to work out the net carbs.
|Gala Apple Size & Weight||Total Sugar||Fiber|
|100g of apple||10.4g||2.3g|
|Small (average 157g)||16.3g||3.6g|
|Medium (average 172g)||17.9g||4g|
|Large (average 200g)||20.8g||4.6g|
Please note – the data in these tables is based on average weights, and the weight of each apple will vary. For the most accurate data, use the actual weight (excluding the core) and input it into the calculator below.
Gala Apple Carb Calculator
The calculator below will help you to work out the exact carb content (total and net carbs) of a gala apple based on a specific weight.
To ensure that the data is accurate, we recommend only weighing the parts of the apple you’re going to eat.
Input the weight of your apple to begin:
Did You Know?
A gala apple is a smaller apple variety, so it might seem like it contains less carbs than some larger varieties, but weight-for-weight a gala apple is one of the highest-carb apples.
Are Gala Apples High In Carbs?
Apples are a higher-carb fruit in general and are often avoided by those who’re following a low-carb diet; however, some apples contain more carbs than others.
An average medium-sized gala apple contains 20g of net carbs, so using the example where someone is trying to stay under 20g of net carbs per day, one medium gala apple would come at the cost of all their daily allowance.
Gala apples are a higher-carb apple when compared to green apples, which are slightly lower due to the fact they contain less sugar. So if you’re following a low-carb diet and you can’t live without apples, opt for a small green apple over a gala.
It’s important to note that, although a gala apple is relatively high in carbs, an apple is a healthy and nutritious snack for anyone who isn’t following a low-carb diet.
We hope you’ve found the answer you were looking for on this page; here’s a quick rundown of the key points:
- For those on a low-carb diet, a gala apple would be considered fairly high in carbs at over 20g of net carbs per medium apple.
- A gala apple is one of the highest-carb apples because it contains more natural sugars than most.
- If you’re on a low-carb diet and you can’t live without apples, opt for a small green apple (such as a golden delicious) instead.
This page is part of a series of useful articles on the carb content in apples and foods containing apples. You might also like the pages in the links below:
Resources Used For This Page
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, we have used data from The USDA FoodData Central; the links below contain the source information: