Foodstruct Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Food Comparison | Glycemic Index Chart | Insulin Index Chart | Blog | Subscribe | Sign Up

Pomegranate glycemic index (GI)

Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on August 14, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian

How much is the glycemic index of pomegranate? 

The glycemic index of pomegranate as a fruit has not yet been researched. However, conclusions can be drawn about how pomegranates affect blood glucose based on studies.

The Canadian Diabetes Association also classifies pomegranates as a low glycemic index fruit (1). 

Pomegranate has a glycemic index of 53. 

polyphenols in pomegranate have anti-diabetic and blood glucose-regulating properties (2). 

A single dose of pomegranate juice intake reduces fasting glucose and increases insulin in healthy young adults. A study has suggested that components from pomegranate juice may regulate glucose metabolism, as it demonstrated a lower glucose response compared to an identical amount of sugar in water (3).

Another research has shown similar results in finding that fresh pomegranate juice increases insulin levels and ameliorates insulin resistance in people with impaired fasting glucose (4).

However, another study has shown that pomegranate polyphenol supplementation may play an important role in reducing diabetic complications associated with cardiovascular disease (5).

The pomegranate seed oil has also expressed anti-diabetic properties by reducing hyperglycemia (6).

Research has found supplementary treatment with pomegranate seed powder to have beneficial effects on the blood glucose of patients with type 2 diabetes (7).

Overall, even though the exact glycemic index of pomegranate is unclear, pomegranate products have consistently expressed anti-diabetic activities and, in moderate consumption, can be recommended to people with diabetes.


  1. The glycemic index (GI)
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: August 14, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

Check out similar food or compare with current

Data provided by should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.