Glucose (Dextrose)

Glucose (Dextrose)

Glycemic Index Glycemic Load
100.0
95.0

The glycemic index (GI) of glucose (dextrose) equals to 100.0, which classifies it as a high GI food. The glycemic load (GL) of glucose (dextrose) is equal to 95.0, which classifies it as a high GL food.


Nutrition Facts
Calories (kcal) 380.0
Carbohydrates (g) 95.0
Proteins (g) 0.0
Fats (g) 0.0

100 grams of glucose (dextrose) contain 380.0 kcal (1590 kJ), 0.0 grams of proteins, 95.0 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.0 grams of fats.


Glucose (Dextrose) is a simple carbohydrate that serves as the body’s primary energy source. It can be found naturally in fruits, vegetables and honey, or added to processed foods such as candy bars and soft drinks. Glucose provides quick-acting fuel for physical activities like exercise, but it also offers several nutritional benefits. Pros: The body quickly absorbs glucose into the bloodstream which makes it an ideal form of energy during physical activity; its sweetness also adds flavour to food without adding calories. In addition, research suggests glucose may help improve memory function and reduce anxiety levels when consumed regularly over time. Cons: Eating too much glucose can lead to weight gain because it contains 4 calories per gram; high intakes of refined sugars are linked with health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease due to their lack of fibre or other beneficial nutrients that slow down digestion process which helps regulate blood sugar levels more effectively after meals.