Fresh apricots in season
There can hardly be a more delicious way to get one of those two serves of fruit a day than downing a couple of fresh apricots in season. Fiona Atkinson at SUGiRS has just finished re-testing apricots in healthy volunteers (the original value of 57 was from Italy with people with diabetes).
Fresh apricots: GI 38
Serving size : 120 g (about 2 apricots)
Available carb: 9 g
At the height of the season, there’s often a glut. If you get the chance to pick up fresh apricots from your greengrocer at bargain prices, enjoy this fresh fruit compote. You can make it with just apricots, or with a combination of apricots and plums. Wash the fruit and halve it and remove the stones (or use whole if you prefer).Poach the fruit in a pan with a syrup made with boiling water, sugar and lemon juice to taste and a cinnamon (cassia) quill. Bring to the boil gently then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the fruit is soft but not falling apart. Chill and serve with low-fat yoghurt.
Where can I get more information on GI testing?
Dr Alexandra Jenkins
Glycemic Index Laboratories
36 Lombard Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2X3 Canada
Phone +1 416 861 0506
Research Manager, Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS)
Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
NSW 2006 Australia
Phone + 61 2 9351 6018
Fax: + 61 2 9351 6022
Dr Tracy Perry
The Glycemic Research Group, Dept of Human Nutrition
University of Otago
PO Box 56 Dunedin New Zealand
Phone +64 3 479 7508
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