With incidences of diabetes increasing, ways to manage glycemic responses, or changes in blood sugar levels after eating, are being investigated. Whole yellow pea flour is readily available and inexpensive, which makes it an attractive functional ingredient. Researchers studied 19 healthy men and women, observing their glucose responses before and after eating food products
Researchers created banana bread, biscotti, and pasta using whole yellow pea flour.
Each food was prepared using either 100 percent whole yellow pea flour or whole wheat flour as its primary ingredient;
Whole yellow pea flour biscotti reduced glycemic responses more than whole wheat flour biscotti.
“Whole yellow pea flour can be used as a functional ingredient to produce low-glycemic foods. These findings may be used as a tool for health care practitioners to assist patients in cooking low-glycemic foods that help and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes,” says lead researcher Christopher Marinangeli, MSc RD.
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