THE GLYCEMIC INDEX
The glycemic index (GI) measures how carbohydrates affect and raise blood sugar on a scale of 0 to 100, pure sugar being 100. Designed by physicians Thomas Wolever and David Jenkins, the scale is divided into three categories - low, medium, and high. The lower the number, the better! With a GI value of 23, FiberPasta has one of the lowest GI pastas on the market.
What affects the Glycemic Index?
In general, most of our meals consist of a variety of foods, which can affect blood sugar levels. This includes:
- Preparing Food: The surface and texture of a food changes when it's chopped or pureed.
- Cooking method: The amount of water, heat, and time changes the structure of starches.
- Fat and Fiber: More fat and fiber tend to slow digestion and the absorption of carbs.
- Ripeness of Food: As fruits become riper, their carbs change to a simpler form, increasing their GI.
When you're cooking with FiberPasta, make sure it's al dente! Overcooking any pasta will increase its GI.