Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Glycemic index profiling of germinated quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa wild)
Author(s): M Naga Sai Srujana, B Anila Kumari, K Uma Maheswari, KB Suneetha Devi, V Vijaya Lakshmi and W Jessie Suneetha
Abstract: Quinoa has potential health benefits and exceptional nutritional value like high concentration of protein, unsaturated fatty acids and low glycemic index (35- 53). Studies on glycemic index (GI) profile of germinated quinoa are lacking, so the present study was carried out to assess the glycemic index of germinated quinoa. Quinoa was germinated, cooked and was given to the subjects, blood glucose levels were examined for every 15mins upto 120mins. The mean fasting blood glucose level was 84.2 mg/dl and blood glucose levels after consumption of germinated quinoa was ranged from 114 to 68.4 mg/dl. The glycemic index of 75gm of germinated quinoa (having 50g of carbohydrates) ranged from 51.2 – 64.7 with an average of 59. The glycemic load of germinated quinoa was ranged from 25.6 to 29.7 with an average of 29.54. Hence, concluded that germinated quinoa can be categorized into medium GI and high Glycemic Load (GL) food.
How to cite this article:
M Naga Sai Srujana, B Anila Kumari, K Uma Maheswari, KB Suneetha Devi, V Vijaya Lakshmi and W Jessie Suneetha. Glycemic index profiling of germinated quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa wild). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2634-2636.