ZAMBOANGA CITY, 21 Feb. (PIA) - - “Coconut sap, the fluid from coconut flowers that are cut systematically can be turned into sugar or syrup and that the resulting sugar has a low Glycemic Index (or GI)” informed the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) in its press statement.
FNRI’s statement said that low GI from commonly consumed carbohydrates food is good for diabetics who have to monitor their blood glucose level and also for health buffs who watch their weight.
“This has made coco sugar and syrup popular alternative sweeteners among a growing number of diabetics and health buffs, but health and nutrition experts still advise consumption of cocosap sugar and syrup be done in moderation under their supervision,” the statement reads.
Glycemic index is a number representing the increase in the level of blood glucose when we eat food with carbohydrates. (JPA/SRS/FNRI-DOST/PIA- ZBST)