Crystalline Fructose, “The Low Glycemic Choice”

Crystalline Fructose offers unique benefits that make if more advantageous to use compared to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other sweeteners.

Glycemic Index refers to the body’s glycemic response to both the type and amount of carbohydrate (sweetener) consumed. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is considered a high glycemic sweetener and this sweetener will cause a spike in blood glucose levels (see chart). Fructose, on the other hand, is considered a low glycemic sweetener (20 vs 62) and this aids in the development of foods with low glycemic loads ideal for sugar controlled foods.

Glycemic Index Chart

This chart reviews and compares different sweeteners and their glycemic loads. Fructose is (20) compared to other sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup (62) and table sugar (64).

Sweetener Glycemic Index
Glucose 96
Sucrose (White Sugar) 64
Brown Sugar 64
High Fructose Corn Syrup 62
Maple Syrup 54
Lactose 46
Sugar Cane Juice 43
Raw Honey 30
Brown Rice Syrup 25
Pure Crystalline Fructose 20
Stevia Less Than 1

Where Do Sweeteners Fall?

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