Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Relationship between Processing Method and the Glycemic Indices of Ten Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Cultivars Commonly Consumed in Jamaica

Table 3

Glycemic indices§ of selected Jamaican sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties determined by different cooking methods.

Sweet potato varieties Glycemic index
BoiledFriedBaked Roasted
MeanSEMeanSEMean SEMeanSE

Quarter Million49a470b694c391c2
Yellow Belly50a372b486c285c2
Ms Mac45a363b287c485c4
Fire on Land46a475b387c490c3

Superscripts in rows sharing different letters are significantly different .
Values are means ± SEM for subjects.
§Glycemic index for each sample was calculated by expressing the IAUC as a percentage of the mean response area of glucose as outlined by Wolever et al. [16].

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