Table 3: Glycemic indices of white rice (WR), brown rice (BR), and germinated brown rice (GBR) in comparison to other commonly consumed foods.

ReferenceGlycemic index of food

Panlasigui and Thompson (2006) [13]Study 1: in normal subjects
WR 94.00 ± 10.66
BR 82.62 ± 14.62
Study 2: in diabetic subjects
WR 87.00 ± 11.40
BR 56.00 ± 12.34

Ito et al. (2005) [47]Study 1: in normal subjects
WR 79.50 ± 6.60
BR 61.50 ± 4.70
GBR 56.90 ± 2.90
Study 2: in normal subjects
WR 74.60 ± 6.20
2/3WR + 1/3GBR 67.40 ± 2.90
1/3WR + 2/3GBR 63.70 ± 5.30
GBR 54.40 ± 5.10

Harvard Health Publications*White wheat flour bread 71
Whole wheat bread, average 71
Coca Cola, average 63
Cornflakes, average 93
Oatmeal, average 55
Couscous, average 65
Puffed wheat, average 80

*Glycemic index and glycemic load for 100+ foods, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_/glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm.