Pudding & Toppings

Tinned fruit, See FRUIT, TINNED. Fresh fruit, See FRUIT, FRESH. Yoghurt, See DAIRY. See DAIRY BASED BEVERAGES
GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
LowIce cream, low fat frozen dairy dessert, chocolate, hazelnut, Gelato mania<52/3 cup80GIFSA & DSA
LowCustard, egg, homemade (low fat milk, egg and sugar)*<101/2 cup125Australian GIGF
LowCustard, Ultramel Zero, Danone<51/2 cup125GIFSA & DSA GF
LowCustard, homemade (low fat milk, custard powder and sugar)<101/2 cup 125Australian GI
LowInstant pudding made with milk*<101/2 cup100Australian GIGF
LowPudding / fruit topping, strawberry, low GI, Thistlewood<52 Tbs30Tested by GI Science LabGF
LowIce cream, lite, vanilla, Country Fresh<10125 ml60GF
LowIce cream, Dialicious, fat free, vanilla / English toffee, Nestlé<53 scoops75GIFSA & DSAGF
LowPudding / fruit topping, low GI, red cherry, Thistlewood<52 Tbs30Tested by GI Science LabGF
LowIce cream, low fat*<103 scoops75Average nutritional values
LowPudding / fruit topping, low GI, blueberry, Thistlewood<52 Tbs30Tested by GI Science LabGF
MediumIce cream, regular* e.g. Country Fresh vanilla<203 scoops75High fat
MediumJelly powder<101/4 packet20Based on the GI of sugarGF
MediumJelly, ready to eat <101/2 cup125Based on the GI of sugarGF
MediumInstant pudding, powder<201/4 packet22.5Calculated GI based on GI of cornstarch & sugarGF
HighWaffles**<301 small60High fat
HighTapioca pudding, made with milk>301/2 cup135Canadian GI; note the very high GLGF
HighSago pudding*<301/2 cup125Estimated GI; MRC nutritionals; note the high GLGF
HighTofu based frozen dessert (ice cream)<203 scoops75Australian GI

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.