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The Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health conduct glycaemic index testing on behalf of clients from the health and food industry including manufacturers, retailers and suppliers ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinational global organisations.
The glycaemic index (GI) is a method of ranking foods on a scale of 1 to 100 according to the extent to which food raise blood sugar levels after ingestion. The principle is that the slower the rate of carbohydrate absorption, the lower the rise of blood glucose level and the lower the GI value. A GI value ≥70 is considered high, a GI value 56-69 inclusive is medium and a GI value ≤55 is low (where glucose = 100).
OxBCNH is internationally renowned for its work on GI and we have published extensively in this area. Our procedure for GI testing is carried out in accordance with ISO 26642:2010 standards (ISO 26642:2010 Food Products – Determination of Glycaemic Index).
For further information regarding our GI testing service, please contact us.