Biscuits, Crackers & Cakes

Biscuits

Better buys

  • Low fat biscuits and crackers wholegrain crackers and crispbreads.

Good to know

  • Biscuits, crackers and cakes are all high carbohydrate foods.
  • Sugars are part of the total carbohydrate in a food. Eating less sugary food can help lower the total amount of carbohydrate eaten and so can help control blood glucose levels.

Label information

Nutrition label showing 10 grams of fat
per 100 grams
  • Where possible choose biscuits and crackers with less than 10 grams fat per 100 grams.

Watch points

  • Iced, chocolate and cream filled biscuits and cakes are high in sugar and fat. These should be left for a special occasion.
  • Some crackers are high in salt and fat – check the label.
  • Be careful about how much fat you add to your crackers – go easy on margarine, butter and cheese.
  • Sugar free biscuits may contain a lot of fat and energy. Check the label.
  • Many manufactured biscuits and crackers contain saturated fats.
  • Eating extra biscuits, crackers or cake may raise blood glucose levels above desirable levels. Watch the quantity eaten.
  • If the cracker or biscuit has a flaky texture beware it could be high in fat.

Question

Are sugar free biscuits a good choice?

Answer

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