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Sesame glycemic index (GI)

Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on August 23, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian

Sesame seeds are high in carbohydrates, most of which are made up of dietary fiber.

While there has not been an exact measurement for the glycemic index of sesame, we can assume its effect on blood glucose levels based on research.

Multiple studies have demonstrated sesame oil to have positive effects on the diabetic profile and cardiovascular health. Sesame oil may improve glycemic control markers and have a beneficial effect on cardiometabolic indices. It can also be used as a combination with a drug to reduce hyperglycemia (1,2,3).

In summary, sesame seeds are very low in sugars but high in dietary fiber. It can be assumed that sesame seeds have a low glycemic index. Various parts of sesame plants have also been found to have anti-diabetic properties.


  2. Sesame oil and vitamin E co-administration may improve cardiometabolic risk factors
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: August 23, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

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