Glycemic Fruit Index

The information in this article reflects the most up-to-date data available, and new glycemic load data in the glycemic index fruit chart. You'll see the lowest glycemic fruits and the best fruits for diabetics.

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What is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic index (GI) is a scale from 1 to 100 that shows how quickly, or how slowly, a food raises your blood sugar.

What Fruit Can a Diabetic Eat?

No fruit should be ruled out of your diet until you've tested it by portioning and pairing with adequate amounts of protein, fat, and/or fiber.

Glycemic Load: How does it factor in?

Glycemic Load uses a food's glycemic index value and factors in portion size to better determine how the food will effect blood glucose.

5 Best Fruits for Diabetics

These fresh fruits are high in fiber and/or very low on the glycemic index, making them great for diabetes: Oranges, Grapefruit, Guava, Berries, Plums, Cherries.

Low Glycemic Fruits

This chart graphic is of the best low glycemic and low carb fruits, but remember that a fruit can be eaten with another food to slow your glucose response.

Low Glycemic Vegetables

Starchy vegetables tend to be root veggies (potatoes, cassava, parsnips) and winter squashes (acorn & butternut), but they also include green peas and corn.