Biscuits and Rusks

GI and GL table for Biscuits and Rusks

Biscuits, Rusks and Sweet Baked Products

The GI (Glycemic Index) & GL (Glycemic Load) table for biscuits and rusks to help make a better choice when choosing biscuits and rusks.

GIName of product / food GLUnitMass (g) Comments
Low Sugalite muffin pre-mix*, baked, Huletts (10 muffins per packet) <10 1 muffin 43
Low 2asNice* low GI rusks, cinnamon <10 1 rusk 30
Low Biscuits, apricot, low GI*, Thistlewood <10 1 biscuit 30
Low Biscuits, cranberry, low GI*, Thistlewood <10 1 biscuit 30 Estimated GI
Low Biscuits, mixed berry, low GI*, Thistlewood <10 1 biscuit 30 Estimated GI
Low Premium multigrain & raisin rusks, low GI, Bokomo <10 1 rusk 30
Low Sugalite scone pre-mix, baked, Huletts (14 scones per packet) <20 1 scone 43
Low Rusks, low GI, high fibre, Bospoort <5 1 rusk 16.5GIFSA & DSA
Medium Bran muffin, commercial** <20 1 medium 65Australian GI; high fat
Medium Muesli lite rusks, Ouma <10 1 rusk 30GIFSA Active Foods
Medium Health muffin* <20 1 medium 65Average values
Medium Digestive biscuits, whole wheat, Original, Bakers <5 1 biscuit 11
Medium Shortbread** <20 1 finger 30High fat
Medium Banana bread* <20 1 slice 50Estimated GI
Medium Croissant** <30 1 60Canadian GI; high fat
Medium Raisin bread (cake) <10 1 30Estimated GI
Medium Crumpet or flapjack or griddle cake (average) <10 1 35
High Cupcakes, iced** <30 1 medium 70Australian GI; high fat
High Jam doughnut** <30 1 doughnut 60High fat
High Waffles** <30 1 small waffle 60High fat
High Wafer biscuit, plain <5 1 biscuit 4Australian GI
High Cake, Swissroll, with jam <30 1 slice or 1 mini 47
High Scone**, regular <20 1 scone 50Estimated GI
High Boudoir (finger biscuits) <10 1 biscuit 6.25Estimated GI
High Marie biscuits <10 1 biscuit 5.6SA GI

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
The products marked by an * are high in fat.
GF – means gluten free.

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