Glycemic Index (GI) of

Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

Organic Coconut Palm Sugar from Indonesia has a Glycemic Index (GI) of …??… . Commonly a Glycemic Index (GI) of 35 is stated on many other Internet sites.

Frankly speaking after many hours of research on the Internet and several phone calls to institutions referred to, we could not get any sufficient or well founded information or proof for the statements made.

Aliet Green is not participating in providing information about the Glycemic Index (GI) for Organic Coconut Palm Sugar from Indonesia which is not yet proven.

Hence, for now we will provide you the information what the Glycemic Index (GI) is and how the testing will be carried out and fill the question marks when we can provide the necessary proof for our statement as well.

What is the Glycemic Index?

Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies due to the individual metabolism. The Glycemic Index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low Glycemic Index carbohydrates – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

GI Graph

How Is It Tested?

The standard protocol requires that ten normal test persons are studied on multiple occasions (maximum 3 per week) in the morning after an overnight fast. After 2 fasting blood samples are taken, test persons eat a test meal containing 50g available carbohydrate and have further blood samples taken at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes after starting to eat. Capillary blood is obtained by finger-prick and whole blood glucose determined on-site in a laboratory with an automatic analyzer using the glucose oxidase method.

Each test person conducts one trial of each test food and 3 trials of the reference food. The reference food can be anhydrous glucose or white bread, analyzed so its composition is exactly known, and baked in our test kitchens. If large numbers of foods are being tested, a reference food trial should be done for every 6-7 test foods. This ensures that there are no changes in the test persons glucose responses with time.

Blood samples are analyzed in a laboratory by specially-trained technicians. The resulting glucose values are used to calculate the Glycemic Index.Glycemic Index (GI) Levels

(< 55)
(55 – 69)
(> 70)
Fructose, 50 g portion
Lactose, 50 g portion
Sucrose, 50 g portion
Glucose, 50 g portion
Maltose, 50 g portion
* Please find more information on "Home Of Glycemic Index".