New hope for diabetics: sugar from young coconut juice

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 21, 2007 1:38am CST
This was a recent finding of a Filipino scientist working with Food, Nutrition and Research Institute of Department of Science and Technology. According to the news article, the said sugar has low glycemic index of GI 35, which is useful to combat the effects of diabetis mellitus. Aside from diabetis, it is also good for obesity and overweight problems. This is not available in the market but it can easily be made by boiling the juice extracted from young coconuts, have them cooled and solidified.
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@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
That's great news for diabetics and those people with history of diabetis in their family. Is it the juice to be boiled or the coconut milk from the nut? Just want clarification. Thanks manong!
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
When you split open a young coconut, you will see a sweet water inside that most people love to drink either using a straw or from a glass. Some call this coconut water, some coconut juice. It's not the same as coconut milk used in cooking. That one is extracted from matured coconuts. My wife was also diagnosed as diabetic and we are excited about this development. Cheers.