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Hominy and Diabetes - Is It Good For Diabetics

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on May 05, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU


Hominy is made from dried maize kernels that have undergone a unique chemical process to make the grain more usable in cooking and eating. We'll talk about how hominy can affects blood sugar levels.

Glycemic Index and Carbohydrates

Hominy has a low glycemic index and carbohydrate content, essential for controlling blood glucose levels. The carbs content of hominy is not high; however, they contain 14.26g per 100g and 23.5g per serving, of which 4g is fiber. In addition, fiber might benefit diabetic patients because it can slow digestion and give sugars much time to break down [1].

Due to its low carbs and fiber content, hominy will not raise your blood glucose levels if you consume them in moderation.

However, eating a large portion of hominy may be harmful to those who control diabetes.

The GI value of hominy is unknown. Visit our Glycemic index chart page to find GI values of 350+ pages.


Hominy is a relatively healthy option for diabetics; however, avoid cooking hominy with butter, bacon, or other fatty or sugary foods, as they may cause problems in people with diabetes.


Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: May 05, 2022
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