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GI Sweetner Chart

Sweetener Type

GI ranking

GI value

White Sugar

High

58

Agave (varies by type and brand)

Low

10-38

Honey (varies by type)

High

32-87

Glucose

High

99

Fructose

Low

19

Lactose

Low

46

Sucrose

High

60-68

Xylitol

Low

8

Source: http://www.glycemicindex.com

Note: If you review the information at the above website, it becomes clear that some of these values are mixing apples and oranges, so to speak. For example, the serving size for agave is 10 grams while the serving size for honey is 25 grams. There is no explanation for this, yet we do know that agave is one of the lowest GI sweeteners available, and it comes from a natural source. Choose natural sweeteners over synthetic or processed whenever possible.
Chart by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, The Veggie Queen™


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