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Does Spelt pasta have a low glycemic index?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by TerryinDorset, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. TerryinDorset

    TerryinDorset Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I saw in a newspaper recently that Spelt pasta has a low glycemic index. Is this true & is anyone using it?
     
  2. noblehead

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    A quick Google search says it rated at 54 (below 55 is low gi).
     
  3. TerryinDorset

    TerryinDorset Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks....my google search got nothing!! I shall get some ;)
     
  4. TerryinDorset

    TerryinDorset Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Search results depends on wording. Rewording mine got me results including Buckwheat Pasta at 46 gi...even lower. Holland & Barrat sell it amongst others.
     
  5. bulkbiker

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    hmm 74g of carb per 100g ....low gi or not that sounds rather too high for me..
     
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  6. TerryinDorset

    TerryinDorset Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    74g of carb per 100g.....is that what it is?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Try it and see.

    My view is that it is less about how many grams of carbs is in it, and more about whether my body can eat it and keep my bloods in target.

    May need to tweak portion size, but worth you trying.

    (and having tried it myself, a few years ago, my body does not distinguish between white or brown, spelt or modern grain, rice noodles, wheat pasta, veg pasta... even soba spikes me. They all spike me, even in tiny portions. very annoying. hopefully you will have a better experience)
     
  10. bulkbiker

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    True but I try to stay below 3g for everything
     
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