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, which can help control blood glucose levels.

Label information

  • 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 the 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 as it could be high in fat.

Q: Are sugar free biscuits a good choice?
A: Check the label, they may be high in fat and energy.