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Beetroot glycemic index (GI)

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on August 23, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan

Beetroot is a well-known healthy vegetable. Let's see how it affects blood glucose levels after consumption. 

According to The International Tables of Glycemic Index Values, the glycemic index of raw beetroot is equal to 64 (1). This makes beetroot a medium-glycemic index food.

Raw beetroot is high in fiber. It contains 2.9 g of fiber per 100 g. Moreover, beetroot is low in carbohydrates and sugars: 10 g of carbs and 9.6 g of sugar per 100 g.

Based on the 2014 study, beetroot juice has a beneficial effect on blood glucose levels.

The study showed that consuming 225 milliliters, or 1/2 cup of beetroot juice, resulted in a significant decrease in post-meal glucose levels (2).

You can also look at our glycemic index table with sources to know more about the GI values of other foods.


Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: August 23, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan

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