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[IP] RE: Dried Fruit

>Dried fruit is supposed to have the same amt. of carbs as the fruit would
>have if it wasn't dried. Many people tend to eat more of the dried
>fruit (I
>guess the smaller size causes that) than they would eat if it was fresh.
>Would there be any other reason for it to have such a bad effect on bgs?

Dried fruit generally has much more sugar by volume than fresh fruit.  When
fruit dries, the water leaves the fruit but the sugar remains behind and is
concentrated.  For example, raisins are much sweeter than grapes.  The carb
factor for grapes is 0.14 while for raisins it is 0.77.  By volume, 1.5 cups
of grapes has ~25 grams of carbs while the same volume of raisins has ~192
grams of carbs.

John Kinsley
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