2015
DOI: 10.1590/1678-457x.6449 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The objective was to determine the glycemic index and glycemic load of tropical fruits and the potential risk for chronic diseases. Nine fruits were investigated: coconut water (for the purpose of this study, coconut water was classified as a "fruit"), guava, tamarind, passion fruit, custard apple, hog plum, cashew, sapodilla, and soursop. The GI and GL were determined according to the Food and Agriculture Drganization protocol. The GL was calculated taking into consideration intake recommendation guidelines; … Show more

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