|Glycemic Index||Glycemic Load|
The glycemic index (GI) of waffles equals to 75.0, which classifies it as a high GI food. The glycemic load (GL) of waffles is equal to 54.3, which classifies it as a high GL food.
100 grams of waffles contain 433.0 kcal (1812 kJ), 6.6 grams of proteins, 72.4 grams of carbohydrates, and 14.2 grams of fats.
Waffles are a breakfast favorite around the world and can be enjoyed in either sweet or savory versions. Nutritionally, waffles differ depending on what ingredients are used to make them. Generally speaking, they contain refined grains – such as all-purpose flour – which provide carbohydrates for energy but don’t offer much nutrition beyond that. Depending on how you top your waffle it could also have a moderate amount of fat from butter or oil and protein from eggs if used in the batter. The pros of eating waffles include convenience (they cook quickly) and versatility (you can eat them alone with syrup, fruit compote or nut butter; use them as sandwich bread; top with grilled meats/vegetables). Waffles also lend themselves well to fun shapes like hearts, stars etc., making mealtime enjoyable for kids! On the flip side however there isn’t much nutritional value found in most store bought frozen varieties due to added sugar and preservatives so consuming this type of product should be done sparingly. Making homemade whole grain options is recommended instead because these usually contain more fiber than their processed counterparts thus providing better satiety between meals while still allowing you to enjoy some comfort food at breakfast time!