Glycaemic Index (GI) of Popular Sweeteners

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin levels. (source: https://www.gisymbol.com/about-glycemic-index/)

  • Stevia: 0
  • Erythritol*: 0
  • Yacon Syrup: 1
  • Xylitol*: 13
  • Agave: 15-30
  • Coconut Sugar/Coconut Nectar: 30
  • Raw Honey: 35-58
  • Organic Sugar: 47
  • Maple Syrup: 54
  • Blackstrap Molasses: 54
  • Raw Sugar (Turbinado) 65
  • Corn Syrup: 75
  • White Sugar: 80
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: 87
  • Glucose: 100

*A type of sugar alcohol
​Adapted from thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

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