Rock candy - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Picture of Rock candy

Rock candy consists of 0% fat, 0% protein, 99% carbs, 0% fiber and 1% water. Rock candy has 396 calories per 100g, that is 102% higher than other foods in Sugar. In total 0% of the calories in Rock candy are from fat, 0% from protein and 100% from carbohydrates.

  • High Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 100
  • High in carbs 2.0g carbohydrates per portion of 2g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 2.0

Can you eat Rock candy for a low carb diet?

With 1.98g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 2 in a portion of 2g, Rock candy should be avoided for a ketogenic diet due to the high percentage of carbs. Rock candy contains high amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Rock candy: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Rock candy
avg Sugar[1]
Calories (kcal) 396.0 389.7
Fat (g) 0.0 0.0
Protein (g) 0.0 0.0
Carbohydrates (g) 99.0 97.4
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 99.0 97.4
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 97.4
Fibers (g) 0.0 0.0
Sodium (mg) 0.0 0.3
Water (g) 1.0 2.0
[1] average of Sugar

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (2g) of Rock candy contains:

  • 7.9 Calories
  • 0g of Fat
  • 0g of Protein
  • and 2.0g of Carbs
  • No sodium
  • No Magnesium
  • 0.0mg of Zinc - 0.0% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.0mg of Iron - 0.0% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 0.0mg of Potassium - 0.0% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Rock candy you get

  • 0.00 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Sugar have on average 0.00g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.00 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Sugar 0.00g)
  • 0.00 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Sugar 0.00g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Rock candy?

per 100g
Rock candy
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin E (mg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 0.0 0.0
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.0
Retinol (μg) 0.0 0.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 0.0
[1] average of Sugar

Is Rock candy rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (2g) for Rock candy of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Rock candy

per 100g
Rock candy
Magnesium (mg) 0.0 2.1
Zinc (mg) 0.0 0.0
Sodium (mg) 0.0 0.3
Calcium (mg) 1.0 8.6
Iron (mg) 0.2 0.2
Potassium (mg) 2.0 14.3
Phosphorus (mg) 0.0 2.9
[1] average of Sugar

Is Rock candy high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Rock candy we looked at the portion size (2g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Rock candy

99.0% of Rock candy are carbs, per serving of 2g that makes 2.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Rock candy
Monosaccharides (g) 99.0 97.4
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Total carbs (g) 99.0 97.4
[1] average of Sugar

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Rock candy?

The Glycemic Index of Rock candy is 100, which would be considered as high. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 2.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Rock candy

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • high amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Rock candy

Of the 0.0g total fat per 100g in Rock candy, 0.0g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 0.0g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 0.0g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.