What is GI or Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how much a food may increase blood sugar levels. It is commonly used by diabetics and people carefully managing how much sugar and carbohydrates they ingest.
Foods high in carbs and sugar are digested more quickly and often have a high GI, while foods high in protein, fat, or fibre usually have a low GI score. For example, white bread has a high GI score of 100, while rice bran has a GI of 27.
To provide context, pure glucose has a score of 100, while table sugar has a score of 65. You can easily find a lot information on GI scores online.
Here is a table listing a range of natural sweeteners offered by Sugar Free Foods:
|Sweetener||Type of Sugar||Glycemic Index||Sweetness vs. Sugar|
|Pure Stevia||Natural Sugar||0||2-300 times|
|Monk Fruit Extract||Natural Sugar||0||200 times|
|D-Allulose *||Natural Sugar||0||Approx. 70%|
|Erythritol||Sugar Alcohol||1||Approx. 70%|
|Xylitol||Sugar Alcohol||12||Approx. 95%|