New study finds many rice varieties are low-to-medium GI | Australian Food News | Rice origins and cultural history |

New research from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has found that rice can help maintain a healthy, low glycemic index (GI) diet, even for diabetes sufferers.


The study found that most varieties of rice have a low-to-medium GI score. Researcher analysed 235 types of rice from around the world and discovered that the GI of rice ranges from a low of 48 to a high of 92, with an average of 64. Low-GI foods are those measured at 55 or less. Foods with a score between 58 and 69 are considered medium GI, while high-GI foods measure 70 and above.

Via Frank Kusters