Acute human feeding trials to define the minimum effective dose for reduction of post prandial blood glucose by two common market varieties of Canadian lentil
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Dan Ramdath
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Guelph Food Research Centre
To compare the glycemic response elicited by either ½ cup or ¼ cup servings of twp market varieties of lentil to that elicited by similar amounts of mashed potato, macaroni, rice, and corn. To advance understanding of the mechanism by which lentil reduces post prandial blood glucose through structure-function studies.
o The results showed that green and red lentils can effectively reduce post-prandial blood glucose in a ½ cup serving size compared to commonly consumed starch meals, and green lentils can do so in a smaller ¼ cup serving size. o These results provide information required by both Health Canada and European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) to support a lentil health claim for reduced glycemic response.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2016 - 2018