oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Measuring the glycaemic index - consensus and issues of debate

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



South Africa is in the process of legislating food labelling for the glycaemic index (GI). This paves the way for inclusion of specific health messages regarding the GI on product labels. However except for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) guidelines there is currently no internationally approved, detailed and standardised method for determination of the GI.

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