Stadvis has agreed to commercialise an automated techniquedeveloped by the CSIRO to measure glycaemic index (GI)
and resistant starch (RS) in food and cereals.
The GI and RS analysers were studied by CSIRO, Australia
(Food Futures National Research Flagship Department) to
be able to use a quick and reliable method of measuring GI
and RS in new grains and food products. The instrument mimics
the digestion of a small portion of food in the human gut. The
method involves the digestion of food using enzymes and buffers
including agitation and temperature controls.
The accurate measurement of GI in foods is essential for research
into diabetes, obesity and health in general. In addition, RS is
a critical type of fiber, consisting of undigested starch and by-
products of starch digestion, which pass into the large intestine.
This process is an important factor in the studies related to the
prevention of colon cancer and other related bowel diseases.
The GI and RS Analysers are patented by CSRIO and are
considered to be the first of their type in the world.
Refer to NIR Technology Pty Ltd and for more details
Source: "What's New in Lab Technology" Oct/Nov 2009 Vol. 20 No. 4
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