Human nutrition researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand recorded scores of below 45 for Taura’s JusFruit URC Apple Strawberry and JusFruit URC Mixed Berry ingredients and ready-to-eat fruit snacks. Low GI foods must register a score of less than 55. GI foods are reported to be helpful in weight management programs and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In a separate development, the European Commission has adopted into law an EFSA-approved health claim that “Consumption of foods containing fructose leads to a lower blood glucose rise compared to foods containing sucrose or glucose.” A condition of using the claim is that the sucrose or glucose content in the product in question should be at least 30% lower than in a comparative product — an outcome that is achievable using Taura’s URC fructose-rich fruit ingredients, according to the company.
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