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Pumpkin seed glycemic index (GI)

Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on August 24, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan

Pumpkin seeds are incredibly rich in all macronutrients, including carbohydrates. However, these carbohydrates consist predominantly of dietary fiber. Pumpkin seeds are low in sugar.

An exact number has not yet been researched for the glycemic index of pumpkin seeds. However, we do have information about how pumpkin seeds affect blood glucose.

Pumpkin seed powder has been studied to help reduce the glycemic index of a high-glycemic index food due to its high fiber content (1).

Another study has come to a similar conclusion that acute consumption of pumpkin seeds reduces postprandial glycemia when they are added to a meal rich in carbohydrates (2).

Some macromolecules found in pumpkin seeds, namely trigonelline, nicotinic acid, and D-chiro inositol, have been researched to possess hypoglycemic qualities with the potential to assist in maintaining glycemic control (3).

In summary, though the exact glycemic index of pumpkin seeds is unknown, it is assumed to be low. Pumpkin seeds can be recommended to diabetic individuals for their hypoglycemic properties.

Check the glycemic index chart page for GI values of other foods. 


Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: August 24, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan

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