Re: [IPk] gnocchi
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- Subject: Re: [IPk] gnocchi
- From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:12:24 +0100
- Organization: University of Sheffield
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Thanks Melissa. I had Tesco's gnocchi which is probably very similar (I
had glanced at the ingredients when I bought it and it sounds very
similar). The only time I ever eat gnocchi normally is in a restaurant
(usually in Germany) and never noticed a problem, but that's no doubt
because the ingredient list is rather different when it's made fresh!
Nice to know there's a fairly rational explanation, although I still
wouldn't have expected that much of a BG rise.
On 08/06/11 13:07, Melissa Ford wrote:
> Hi Di
> I've had similar problems with gnocchi.
> You might want to read the ingredients on your gnocchi package. I
> looked on one from Sainsbury's a few months ago and was really
> surprised. I just grabbed this ingredient list for Sainsbury's gnocchi
> from the web:
> Water, Potato Flake (16%), (Emulsifier, Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty
> Acids, Preservative: Sulphur Dioxide, Antioxidant: Ascorbyl
> Palmitate), Wheat Flour, Starch, Rice Flour, Skimmed Milk Powder,
> Salt, Citric Acid, Preservative (Sorbic Acid), Flavouring.
> The fact that potato flakes account for so little of the content
> really surprised me. Wheat flour, starch and rice flour combined must
> account for more of the carbs in the gnocchi, which might give it a
> higher glycemic index than one would expect.
> Does that help at all?
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Diana Maynard<email @ redacted>
>> Has anyone else found they get very high BG rise after eating gnocchi, that
>> they don't get with other pasta/potato? The last two nights I've had gnocchi
>> for dinner (something I rarely eat) and both times have had soaring BGs
>> about 3 hours later (Monday night 18mmol/l, Tuesday night 23 mmol/l).
>> Just curious!
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