Vegan friendly foods with high carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients required by the body for proper functioning and good health. The main function of carbohydrates is to provide energy to the body including the brain, which also runs on glucose.

Healthy high carb foods like whole grains, plus fruits and vegetables (which are also classed as carbohydrates) are an essential part of a balanced diet and eating plenty of these foods reduces the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. On the other hand, excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates like sugar or corn syrup can increase our risk of the same diseases.

Unhealthy high carbohydrate foods include pancakes, bread products, ready-to-eat cereals, cereal bars, sweetened canned fruits, sugary drinks, fruit juices, corn chips, potato chips, and candies. Healthy high carbohydrate foods include whole grains, beans, vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds. The daily value (%DV) for carbohydrates is 300 grams. Below is a list of vegan-friendly foods highest in carbohydrates.

Amount of food

Amount of carbohydrate

100g of Ready to Eat Cereals


100g of Cereal Bars


100g of Canned Fruits


100g of Sugary Drinks


100g of Candies