Posted on July 19, 2014 by Forbidden FoodsThe Glycemic Index Foundation is a not-for profit health promotion charity formed in 2001 by The University of Sydney and JDRF Australia. They're committed to providing consumers with information and tools to improve their health, through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.
We are proud as punch to see that our low GI black rice was mentioned in the July GI product news, a subsection in the official Glycemic Index Foundation Newsletter. Education about black rice and how it can benefit all our diets is important to us and our vision, so a mention in this newsletter is a step in the right direction!
(GI News - July 2014)
GI News gave a great summary on the how people can utilise black rice in their Low GI diets:
"Black rice is a popular side dish on its own and can be used as a substitute for other rices, noodles, quinoa and chia seeds in many recipes, especially in salads where it adds colour and texture. However, black rice pudding is probably the most common of black rice dishes. It is also used to make porridge."
It is imperative we continue to understand as much as we can about black rice and its benefits, so we are pleased that the Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS) are planning on running a thorough analysis of the grain and its GI value. It may take some time but stay tuned!
The Team at Forbidden Foods
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Note: Forbidden Foods did not pay to be included and our range is not apart of GIF certified program at this stage.