Rice cake

Rice cake

Glycemic IndexGlycemic Load
85.0
69.7

The glycemic index (GI) of rice cake equals to 85.0, which classifies it as a high GI food. The glycemic load (GL) of rice cake is equal to 69.7, which classifies it as a high GL food.


Nutrition Facts
Calories (kcal)387.0
Carbohydrates (g)82.0
Proteins (g)8.0
Fats (g)2.8

100 grams of rice cake contain 387.0 kcal (1619 kJ), 8.0 grams of proteins, 82.0 grams of carbohydrates, and 2.8 grams of fats.


A rice cake is a low-fat, low-calorie snack made from puffed rice. It is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. Most types are gluten free and provide small amounts of protein, iron and other minerals such as magnesium and zinc. Rice cakes may also be enriched with vitamin B1. The main advantage to eating rice cakes over other snacks is their nutritional content; they contain fewer calories than most other options while still providing energy in the form of carbohydrates. A single serving can help you feel full longer due to its high fiber content which helps slow digestion time, allowing for more sustained energy throughout the day. Additionally, because it’s light on ingredients there’s less potential for food allergies since many pre-packaged snack foods contain added sugars or preservatives that some people have issues with digesting properly or at all. On the downside, despite being relatively healthy compared to alternative snacks like chips or candy bars, rice cakes don’t offer much beyond basic nutrition—they lack essential vitamins and minerals found in fruits vegetables grains nuts etc., as well as additional sources of plant based proteins like legumes. They’re also generally considered quite bland, so if you don’t enjoy them plain adding condiments (like peanut butter) might make them more appealing but will add extra calories depending on what you choose.