Sugars and Sweetners

SUGARS and SWEETENERS
GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
Canderel crunch powder, with stevia<51/2 tsp2.5Low glycemic response
Canderel crunch powder, with stevia<301 cup250Low glycemic response
Canderel crunch powder, with sucralose<51/2 tsp2.5Low glycemic response
Canderel crunch powder, with sucralose<51 cup250Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener powder<51 tsp0.5Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener powder<301 cup25Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener sticks, with aspartame<51 stick1Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener sticks, with stevia<51 stick1.5Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener sticks, with sucralose<51 stick1Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener tablets, with aspartame<52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener tablets, with stevia<52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Canderel sweetener tablets, with sucralose<52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Canderel vanilla sweetener sticks <51 stick1Low glycemic response
Equal sweetener sticks<51 stick0.8Low glycemic response
Equal sweetener tablets<52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Equisweet sweetener sachets<51 sachet1Low glycemic response
Equisweet sweetener sachets, with stevia<51 sachet1Low glycemic response
Equisweet sweetener sachets, with sucralose<51 sachet1Low glycemic response
Equisweet sweetener tablets<52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Equisweet sweetener tablets, with stevia<52 tablets0.1Low glycemic response
Equisweet, sweetener tablets, with sucralose <52 tablets0.2Low glycemic response
Inulin or fructo-oligo-saccharide or FOS<51 cup100Prebiotic soluble fibre, flour/sugar/fat replacer GF
Inulin or fructo-oligo-saccharide or FOS<51 level tsp2Prebiotic soluble fibre, flour/sugar/fat replacer GF
Selati sweetener sticks, with stevia<51 stick0.9Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA
Selati sweetener tablets, with stevia<52 tablets0.11Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA
Selati sweetener sticks, with sucralose<51 stick0.9Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA
Selati sweetener tablets, with sucralose<52 tablets0.11Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA
Selati Twister sweetener, with sucralose<51 twist0.21Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA
Suganon sweetener sticks, with stevia<51 stick3Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSA;
LowIsomalt (sugar alcohol)<51 cup200Sugar substitute; used in boiled sweets GF
LowLactitol (sugar alcohol) <101 cup200Used in baking blends to replace sugar GF
LowPolydextrose, refined <101 cup180Sugar & fat substitute GF
LowPolydextrose <51 cup180Sugar & fat substitute GF
LowSuganon sweetener sticks, xylitol granules<51 stick4GIFSA & DSA, European GI
LowXylitol (sugar alcohol)<201 cup200Sugar alternative GF
LowXylitol (sugar alcohol)<51 level tsp4Sugar alternative GF
LowSugaLite, Huletts<201 cup180Sugar & fat replacer; GIFSA & DSA GF
LowSorbitol (sugar alcohol)<201 cup200Sugar substitute GF
LowFructose, baking, crystalline>401 cup220Sugar substitute; maximum 20g per day GF
LowFructose, table-top, crystalline<51 tsp4Sugar substitute; maximum 20g per day GF
LowMaltitol (sugar alcohol)<401 cup200Sugar substitute GF
LowIsomaltulose (Palatinose)>401 cup200Source of slow release glucose and fructose GF
LowIsomaltulose (Palatinose)<51 level tsp4Source of slow release glucose and fructose GF
LowLactose or milk sugar >401 cup200World average GI GF
IntermediateSugar, brown, loose>401 cup200Estimated GI GF
IntermediateSugar, brown, loose<51 rounded tsp5Estimated GI GF
IntermediateSugar, brown, treacle or sticky>401 cup190Estimated GI; 1 rounded tsp = GL of 5 GF
IntermediateSugar, icing>401 cup150Estimated GI GF
IntermediateSugar, white or table sugar or sucrose>401 cup200 GF
IntermediateSugar, white or table sugar or sucrose<51 level tsp4Ordinary table sugar GF
HighGlucose or dextrose or dextrose monohydrate>401 cup150Sugar substitute GF
HighGlucose or dextrose or dextrose monohydrate<51 level tsp3Sugar substitute GF
HighMaltose (sugar substitute) >401 cup150Canadian GI GF
HighMaltodextrin (sugar substitute) >401 cup150Used in "diabetic" products - note very high GI GF

Get The South African Glycemic Index & Load Guide for comprehensive explanations, GI-lists, GL-values and the fibre, fat, protein and Kj-values.

A true Low GI food releases glucose slowly and steadily into the bloodstream without overstimulating the pancreas to produce too much insulin. A High GI food, on the other hand, causes a sudden, large increase in blood glucose, resulting to either hyperglycaemia in Diabetics or hypoglycaemia in hypoglycaemics. GI of Glucose = 100
One of the services that we render as the GI Foundation, is to determine the GI of food products. Food companies are welcome to contact us for more information.
The products marked by an * are high in fat.
GF – means gluten free.
GI Foundation SA Endorsed: The product comply with health specifications and are nutritious for healthy and diabetic persons.