Roti (Kitul flour - Caryota urens) 

Kitul flour (74 g) and coconut scrapings (36 g)

GI against glucose 40-46
GI against bread (white sliced bread) 53-61
Portion given for determination of GI 114 g
Normal serving size Same as the portion given
GL of normal serving size 21
Classification Low GI
High GL
Digestible carbohydrate (%) 42.0-46.0
Moisture (%) 35.8-38.6
Dietary fibre (%) 4.6
Protein (%) 1.9

Ref: Senevirathna RMISK, Ekanayake S & Jansz ER. (2008) Traditional foods and the blood glucose responses. Proceedings of 64th Annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science. 99. 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake


Prof. Jayantha Welihinda

Prof. E.R. Jansz

Research team:

Mr. Rahal Widanagamage

Prof. Usha Hettiaratchi

Mr. Indika Seneviratne


Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake
Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Sri Lanka.

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