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Oyster sauce and Diabetes - Is It Good For Diabetics

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on August 03, 2023
Medically reviewed by Victoria Mazmanyan Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan


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

Carbohydrates and Sodium

Popular condiments usually have high glycemic index values due to added sugars. Oyster sauce, a type of common seasoning, is made from oysters, water, sugar, salt, and sometimes additional flavor enhancers or thickening agents. 

Oyster sauce consists of 78% water and 11% carbohydrates. Accordingly, it has 11g of carbs per 100g and 2g per serving (15g). The carb content is made up of 97% net carbs and only 3% dietary fiber.

Oyster sauce also contains 2733mg of sodium per 100g and 390mg per average serving, which is very high. It falls in the range of the top 2% of foods as a source of sodium.

While oyster proteins have been researched to have anti-diabetic qualities, oyster sauce is not suitable for people with diabetes because of its high carbs and salt content. It may lead to cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, in people with diabetes (1, 2, 3).

Glycemic Index

The glycemic index of oyster sauce has not yet been calculated; however, it can be assumed to be high due to the relatively high content of carbs.


Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: August 03, 2023
Medically reviewed by Victoria Mazmanyan
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