DOST-FNRI develops low sugar ice cream for diabetics

May 21, 2013 10:12 pm 

MANILA, May 21 — Can’t eat ice cream because of diabetes?

The Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST)-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) made a guilt-free ice cream for diabetics.

It was developed by FNRI researchers Ma. Elena G. Fernandez, Wenefrida N. Lainez and Dahlia A. Diaz.

The ice cream is low in fat and sugar but contains the same ice cream goodness as other commercialized ice creams.

As stated on a September 2008 data, a 100 grams of ice cream only contains 0.46 grams of fat that is lower than 10.9 grams on commercialized ice creams.

The DOST-FNRI ice cream uses ordinary and substitute sugar as sweeteners that are less than 0.1 gram per serving.

It also cost lower than other ice creams, and it only requires P1 million capital investment that includes blast freezers that is used for quickly freezing of food items.

Some ice cream companies already adopted this DOST- developed technology such as Dairyman Ice Cream, a local food manufacturer based in Plaridel, Bulacan.

It is sold in selected outlets in the provinces and in Metro Manila with vanilla, ube, chocolate and buko pandan flavors. (PNA)



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