Classification GI range Examples
Low GI 55 or less most fruits and vegetables, legumes/pulses, whole grains, nuts, fructose
Medium GI 56–69 whole wheat products, basmati rice, sweet potato, sucrose, baked potatoes
High GI 70 and above white bread, most white rices, corn flakes, extruded breakfast cereals, glucose, maltose

Snack Foods And Confectionery

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Glycemic Index Search

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30 results found.

International table of glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) values: 20021

Description G.I.
(Glucose = 100)2
G.I.
(Bread = 100)2
Subjects
(Type and Number)
Reference Food and Time Period Serving Size
grams
Available Carbohydrate Content
grams / serving
Glycemic Load3
(per serving)
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Fruit Bars »
Apricot filled fruit bar (puréed dried apricot filling in whole-meal pastry)
Mother Earth | Auckland | New Zealand
50 ± 8 71 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 34 17
Perry T, Mann J, Mehalski K, Gayya C,Wilson J, Thompson C.
Glycaemic index of New Zealand foods.
N Z Med J 2000; 113:140−2.
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Burger Rings, barbeque-flavored
Smith's Snack Food Co | Chatswood | Australia
90 ± 16 129 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 31 28
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Nuts »
Cashew nuts, salted5
Coles Supermarkets | Australia
22 ± 5 31 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 13 3
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Chocolate, milk, plain
  • Chocolate, milk, plain with sucrose
34 ± 5 49 Healthy » 8 Glucose » 3 hours 50 22 7
Pelletier X, Hanesse B, Bornet F, Debry G.
Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses in healthy volunteers upon ingestion of maltitol and hydrogenated glucose syrups.
Diabetes Metab 1994; 20:291−6.
49 ± 6 70 Healthy » 8 Bread » 2 hours 50 30 14
Brand Miller J, Pang E, Broomhead L.
The glycaemic index of foods containing sugars: comparison of foods with naturally occurring v. added sugars.
Br J Nutr 1995; 73:613−23.
45 ± 8 64 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 50 30 13
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
42 ± 8 60 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 31 13
Unpublished Observations4
Mean of 4 studies
43 ± 3 61 ± 4 50 28 12
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Chocolate, milk, plain, low-sugar with maltitol5
Belgium
35 ± 16 50 Healthy » 8 Glucose » 3 hours 50 22 8
Pelletier X, Hanesse B, Bornet F, Debry G.
Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses in healthy volunteers upon ingestion of maltitol and hydrogenated glucose syrups.
Diabetes Metab 1994; 20:291−6.
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Chocolate, white
Milky Bar | Nestlé | Sydney | Australia
44 ± 6 63 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 29 13
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Corn chips
42 ± 4 60 ± 5 Healthy » 10 Bread » 2 hours 50 25 11
Unpublished Observations4
72 103 Healthy » 6 Glucose » 2 hours 50 25 18
Brand JC, Nicholson PL, Thorburn AW, Truswell AS.
Food processing and the glycemic index.
Am J Clin Nutr 1985; 42:1192−6.
74 106 ± 8 Type 1 and 2 Diabetic » 9 Glucose » 2 hours 50 29 21
Wolever TMS, Katzman−Relle L, Jenkins AL, et al.
Glycaemic index of 102 complex carbohydrate foods in patients with diabetes.
Nutr Res 1994; 14:651−69.
Mean of 3 studies
63 ± 10 90 ± 15 50 26 17
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Fruit Bars » Fruity Bitz, vitamin- and mineral-enriched dried fruit snacks
42 ± 3 61 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 15 12 5
Unpublished Observations4
35 ± 4 50 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 15 12 4
Unpublished Observations4
41 ± 3 58 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 15 11 5
Unpublished Observations4
Mean of 3 flavors
39 ± 2 56 ± 3 15 12 4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Fruit Bars »
Heinz Kidz Fruit Fingers, banana
HJ Heinz | Australia
61 ± 11 87 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 30 20 12
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Jelly beans
80 ± 8 114 Healthy » 8 Bread » 2 hours
Brand Miller J, Pang E, Broomhead L.
The glycaemic index of foods containing sugars: comparison of foods with naturally occurring v. added sugars.
Br J Nutr 1995; 73:613−23.
76 ± 6 109 Healthy » 12 Bread » 2 hours
Unpublished Observations4
Mean of 2 studies
78 ± 2 112 ± 3 30 28 22
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Kudos Whole-Grain Bars, chocolate chip
M & M/Mars | Hackettstown, New Jersey | USA
62 ± 8 89 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 50 32 20
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Life Savers, peppermint candy
Nestlé | Sydney | Australia
70 ± 6 100 Healthy » 8 Bread » 2 hours 30 30 21
Brand Miller J, Pang E, Broomhead L.
The glycaemic index of foods containing sugars: comparison of foods with naturally occurring v. added sugars.
Br J Nutr 1995; 73:613−23.
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
M & M's, peanut
Mars Confectionery | Ballarat | Australia
33 ± 3 47 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 30 17 6
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Mars Bar
62 ± 8 89 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 60 40 25
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
68 ± 12 97 Healthy » 6 Glucose » 2 hours 60 40 27
Jenkins DJA, Wolever TMS, Taylor RH, et al.
Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange.
Am J Clin Nutr 1981; 34:362−6.
Mean of 2 studies
65 ± 3 93 ± 4 60 40 26
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Muesli bar containing dried fruit
Uncle Toby's | Wahgunyah | Australia
61 ± 7 87 Healthy » 7 Bread » 2 hours 30 21 13
Brand Miller J, Pang E, Broomhead L.
The glycaemic index of foods containing sugars: comparison of foods with naturally occurring v. added sugars.
Br J Nutr 1995; 73:613−23.
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Nougat, Jijona
La Fama | Spain
32 46 Healthy » 7 Bread » 2 hours 30 12 4
Riestra A, Cubas G, Amado JA.
Effect of the ingestion of nougat on glycemia and insulinemia in healthy volunteers.
Nutr Hosp 1995; 6:354−7.
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Nutella, chocolate hazelnut spread
Ferrero Australia | Milson's Point | Australia
33 ± 4 47 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 20 12 4
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Nuts » Peanuts
  • Peanuts, crushed
7 ± 4 10 Healthy » 6 Glucose » 2 hours 50 4 0
Walker ARP, Walker BF.
Glycaemic index of South African foods determined in rural blacks—a population at low risk of diabetes.
Hum Nutr Clin Nutr 1984; 38C:215−22.
  • Peanuts
13 ± 6 19 Healthy » 5 Glucose » 2 hours 50 7 1
Jenkins DJA, Wolever TMS, Taylor RH, et al.
Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange.
Am J Clin Nutr 1981; 34:362−6.
  • Peanuts
23 33 ± 17 Healthy » 21
Type 2 Diabetic » 27
Bread » 3 hours 50 7 2
Frati−Munari AC, Roca−Vides RA, Lopez−Perez RJ, de Vivero I, Ruiz−Velazco M.
The glycaemic index of some foods common in Mexico.
Gac Med Mex 1991; 127:163−70.
Mean of 3 studies
14 ± 8 21 ± 12 50 6 1
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Pop Tarts, double chocolate
Kellogg's | Pagewood | Australia
70 ± 2 100 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 35 24
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Popcorn
55 ± 7 79 Healthy » 8 Bread » 2 hours 20 11 6
Brand−Miller J, Bell L, Denning K, Browne D.
In search of more low glycaemic index foods.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1995; 19:177 (abstr).
89 127 Healthy » 12 Bread » 2 hours 20 11 10
Unpublished Observations4
Mean of 2 studies
72 ± 17 103 ± 24 20 11 8
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Crisps » Potato crisps
57 81 Healthy » 6 Glucose » 2 hours 50 18 10
Brand JC, Nicholson PL, Thorburn AW, Truswell AS.
Food processing and the glycemic index.
Am J Clin Nutr 1985; 42:1192−6.
  • Potato crisps, plain, salted
51 ± 7 73 Healthy » 7 Glucose » 2 hours 50 24 12
Jenkins DJA, Wolever TMS, Taylor RH, et al.
Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange.
Am J Clin Nutr 1981; 34:362−6.
Mean of 2 studies
54 ± 3 77 ± 4 50 21 11
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Pretzels, oven-baked, traditional wheat flavor
Parker's | Smith's Snack Food Co | Chatswood | Australia
83 ± 9 119 Healthy » 8 Bread » 2 hours 30 20 16
Brand−Miller J, Bell L, Denning K, Browne D.
In search of more low glycaemic index foods.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1995; 19:177 (abstr).
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Fruit Bars »
Real Fruit Bars, strawberry
Uncle Toby's | Wahgunyah | Australia
90 ± 12 129 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 30 26 23
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Fruit Bars »
Roll-Ups, fruit leather-type snack
Uncle Toby's | Wahgunyah | Australia
99 ± 12 142 ± 18 Healthy » 10 Bread » 2 hours 30 25 24
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Skittles
Mars Confectionary | Ballarat | Australia
70 ± 5 100 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 50 45 32
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Snack bar, apple cinnamon
Con Agra Inc | Omaha, Nebraska | USA
40 ± 8 57 ± 11 Healthy » 10 Bread » 2 hours 50 29 12
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery »
Snack bar, peanut butter and choc-chip
Con Agra Inc | Omaha, Nebraska | USA
37 ± 6 53 ± 9 Healthy » 10 Bread » 2 hours 50 27 10
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Chocolate Bars » Snickers Bar
41 ± 5 59 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 60 36 15
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
68 97 Healthy » 12 Bread » 2 hours 60 34 23
Hertzler S.
Glycemic index of “energy” snack bars in normal volunteers.
J Am Diet Assoc 2000; 100:97−100.
Mean of 2 studies
55 ± 14 78 ± 19 60 35 19
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Chocolate Bars »
Twisties, cheese-flavored, extruded snack, rice and corn
Smith's Snack Food Co | Chatswood | Australia
74 ± 5 106 Healthy » 10 Glucose » 2 hours 50 29 22
Unpublished Observations4
Snack Foods And Confectionery » Chocolate Bars »
Twix Cookie Bar, caramel
M & M/Mars | Hackettstown, New Jersey | USA
44 ± 6 63 Healthy » 10–12 Bread » 2 hours 60 39 17
Brand−Miller JC, Wang B, McNeil Y, Swan V.
The glycaemic index of more breads, breakfast cereals and snack products.
Proc Nutr Soc Aust 1997; 21:144 (abstr).
  1. NS (Non Specific), not specified; type 1 and type 2, subjects with type 1 and type 2 diabetes; AUC (Area Under the Curve). Serving sizes in grams unless specified otherwise.
  2. x ± SEM (Standard Error of Mean). Two GI vlaues are shown for each food−one in which glucose sugar was used as the reference food and one in which white bread was used as the reference food.
  3. Estimated by multiplying the food’s listed GI value with glucose as the reference food by the listed g carbohydrate per serving and dividing by 100.
  4. Human Nutrition Unit (Sydney University, Australia), unpublished observations, 1995–2002.
  5. Portions of the test food and the reference food contained 25 g carbohydrate.
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