2. Defining a Carbohydrate
The USDA Nutrient Database classifies a carbohydrate as more than just bread, pasta, and starchy vegetables like potatoes. In fact, all fruits and vegetables are considered carbohydrate-rich foods.
Carbohydrates are a type of macronutrient that also exist in foods such as diary products (i.e., yogurt), condiments (i.e., ketchup and bbq sauce), and even legumes and beans (i.e., chickpeas).