Table 4

Mean glycemic indices of dates in healthy and type 2 DM subjects1

Variety

Weight consumed (in g)*

Healthy subjects (n = 13)

Mean GI ± SEM

Types 2 DM subjects (n = 10)

Mean GI ± SEM


Fara'd

72.5

54.0 ± 6.1

46.1 ± 6.2

Lulu

73.6

53.5 ± 8.6

43.8 ± 7.7

Bo ma'an

72.7

46.3 ± 7.1

51.8 ± 6.9

Dabbas

76.2

49.1 ± 3.6

50.2 ± 3.9

Khalas

72.6

55.1 ± 7.7

53.0 ± 6.0


1 Values are given as mean ± SEM.

*Weights of dates are equivalent to 50 g of available carbohydrate.

Alkaabi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:59   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-59

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