1 December 2009

GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Alan Barclay

POM Wonderful joins GI Symbol Program
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice with its impressive line-up of polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) now carries the GI Symbol. Made from the juice of five fresh pomegranates, it contains no added refined sugars, artificial ingredients or filler juices. As with all fruit juices, keep those portions moderate. Here’s what you get: 1 cup POM Wonderful 100% Juice:

GI 53, available carbs per serving 37 g; GL per serving 19; Energy per serving: 630 kJ/150 cals.

Catherine Saxelby reported on pomegranates in the February 2009 issue of GI News. Here are some of her tips for ways to enjoy pomegranate juice:

  • Dilute it. Start with one part pomegranate juice, top with four parts sparkling water or chilled tap water. Add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice and some ice cubes.
  • Use it as a marinade for duck, chicken or pork or in sauces and dressings.
  • Mix it into plain yoghurt or over ice-cream to flavour desserts. It’s quite thick and syrupy so pours well.
New GI Symbol

For more information about the GI Symbol Program
Dr Alan W Barclay, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Glycemic Index Foundation (Ltd)
Phone: +61 (0)2 9785 1037
Mob: +61 (0)416 111 046
Fax: +61 (0)2 9785 1037
Email: alan@gisymbol.com
Website: http://www.gisymbol.com/


Anonymous said...

As a practising physician who sees diabetic patients day in day out, I totally forbid my patients to drink fruit juices as it is always much better to eat fruits. I do not restrict the number of fruits my patients eat as fruits are very feeling and they are unlikely to overdose on them. Thats why I agree with the article that the pomegranate juice should be diluted when drunk, or used as a marinade or mix into plain yougurt.