NTUC Foodfare & Temasek Polytechnic collaborate to launch low Glycemic Index (GI), halal-certified meals
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What’s low Glycemic Index (GI) and why does it matter?
If you’re not diabetic, this could be a non-issue for you.
But for diabetics, the need to keep their sugar level stable is highly determined by GI values, which refer to the rate at which different foods raise a person’s blood sugar level.
As such, they are encouraged to consume low-GI foods. For everyone else, including low-GI foods in your diet can help to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Recently, NTUC Foodfare and some students at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have collaborated to launch a series of Healthier Choice, low Glycemic Index (GI), halal-certified meals that will benefit Singaporeans across all age groups.
These co-created dishes were built upon nutrition guidelines, while ensuring that taste and appearance wasn’t compromised.
We tasted four of the items and here’s our verdict:
1. Biryani Rice with Lamb Kofta & Raita
What looked like one of our favourite guilty pleasures, tasted pretty close to the real deal in terms of spices used. The lamb kofta was tender and flavourful, although the rice wounded up a little mushy.