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The glycaemic index of common foods

MagazineFebruary 2000 (Vol. 10 Issue 11)The glycaemic index of common foods

This index was derived from one which appeared in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine: 1995: 5: 41-3

This index was derived from one which appeared in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine: 1995: 5: 41-3.

Sugars GI Score

Glucose 100

Honey 87

Sucrose (sugar) 59

Fruit

Watermelon 72

Pineapple 66

Melon 65

Raisins 64

Banana 62

Kiwi fruit 52

Grapes 46

Orange juice 46

Apple juice 40

Orange 40

Apple 39

Plum 39

Pear 38

Grapefruit 25

Cherries 25

Grains and Cereals

French baguette 95

White rice 72

Bagel 72

White bread 70

Ryvita 69

Brown rice 66

Muesli 66

Pastry 59

Basmati rice 58

White spaghetti 50

Porridge oats 49

Instant noodles 46

Wholegrain wheat bread 46

Wholemeal spaghetti 42

Wholegrain rye bread 41

Barley 26

Pulses

Baked beans 48

Butter beans 36

Chick peas 36

Blackeye beans 33

Haricot beans 31

Kidney beans 29

Lentils 29

Soya beans 15

Vegetables

Parsnips (cooked) 97

Potatoes (baked) 85

Potatoes (fried) 75

Potato (boiled new) 70

Beetroot (cooked) 64

Sweetcorn 59

Sweet potatoes 54

Potato crisps 54

Peas 51

Carrots 49

Dr Marilyn Glenville


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