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Kiwifruit exchanges for increased nutrient richness with little effect on carbohydrate intake, glycaemic impact, or insulin response

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2018-11-08 23:45:33.485

Authors

John Monro
Kerry Bentley-Hewitt
Suman Mishra

Year of Publication

2018

Source

Nutrients, 10(11), 1710

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop tables for equi-carbohydrate and equi-glycaemic partial exchange of kiwifruit for glycaemic carbohydrate foods. Kiwifruit is one of the most nutrient-rich of readily available fruits, however the high content of sugars is often seen as reason to avoid fruit. The results showed that "partial equi-carbohydrate substitution of foods in most carbohydrate food categories substantially increased vitamin C with little change in glycaemic impact, while equi-glycaemic partial substitution by kiwifruit could be achieved with little change in carbohydrate intakeā€ indicating that eating fresh fruit does not need have a negative glycaemic impact.

Type of Study

Quantitative

How to Access

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/11/1710