Glycemic Index Of Rice Vermicelli, 58 (MEDIUM GI)

Food Category : Noodles & Pasta
Calories per 100 gm : 369.6
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Glycemic index of Rice Vermicelli: 58 Glycemic load: 14.6

Rice Vermicelli is a very long, thin, strands of noodles made from rice flour and water. They are generally sold in a bundle and are used in soups, spring rolls, cold salads, stir-fries, etc. It is simply rice flour, water, and a little salt. Rice vermicelli is a popular instant food product. It falls under the category of extruded product and is made from rice flour. The glycemic index of rice vermicelli is 58 which falls under medium category and the glycemic load is 14.6 which is medium GL.

Is Rice Vermicelli safe for Diabetics?

Since rice vermicelli is processed and refined, the glycemic index of raw wheat vermicelli is 58 and the glycemic load of raw rice vermicelli (approx. 30 grams) is 14.6 which is not the best option for diabetics. Simple carbohydrates is an instant source of energy. Due to high amount of simple carbohydrate content in rice vermicelli, it is quickly released into the bloodstream because the body do not need to work extra for their absorption. Thus your blood sugar levels will rise rapidly. Choose foods rich in complex carbohydrates over the simple ones. This is best understood by the glycemic load that depends on the amount of carbohydrates present in a serving size of ingredient.

Is Rice Vermicelli suitable for Weight Loss? 

Rice vermicelli is made up of rice flour and it is highly processed cereal and not good for weight loss. It contains high amount of simple carbohydrate which will provide you instant energy. Thus you will end up over eating. It has negligible amount of fiber which makes you feel hungry more often. You can combine your rice vermicelli with lots of vegetables to add fiber in it. But the best choice is preferring wholesome cereal over refined ones to manage your weight.


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