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

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posted by Research Admin on 8 November 2018


John Monro
Kerry Bentley-Hewitt
Suman Mishra

Year of Publication



Nutrients, 10(11), 1710

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Journal article (peer reviewed)

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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 intake” indicating that eating fresh fruit does not need have a negative glycaemic impact.

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