Calories and Glycemic Index of Zongzi

The Dragon Boat Festival is here, but zongzi is the bane of blood sugar and weight control. The main ingredient is glutinous rice, which has a glycemic index (GI) of 132 (white rice is only 91). A zongzi may have as many as 500-800 calories. Therefore, you must eat rice dumplings in moderation during the festive season...

Attached is a list of the calories of various rice dumplings in the nutrition room of National Taiwan University Hospital for your reference.

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