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Oyster sauce and Diabetes - Is It Good For Diabetics

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on April 28, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU


Oyster sauce is a rich, syruplike sauce made from the oyster extract and has an earthy, slightly sweet, and salty taste. We’ll discuss whether the oyster sauce is suitable for diabetes or not.

Glycemic Index and Carbohydrates

Common seasonings usually have a high GI due to added sugars. Oyster sauce, a type of common seasoning, contains a lot of salt, sugar, starch, and other ingredients. Accordingly, it has 11g of carbs per 100g and 2g per serving (15g). Speaking about sodium: oyster sauce contains 2733mg per 100g and 390mg per serving, which is very high. In addition, oyster sauce falls in the range of the top 2% of foods as a source of sodium.

Because of its high carbs and salt content, oyster sauce is not suitable for people with diabetes [1]. It may cause hypertension in people with diabetes. The glycemic index is unknown.


Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: April 28, 2022
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