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Offline Ziggy

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Wheat Berries
« on: 09 October 2014, 09:18:22 AM »
Anyone here have any info as how these newly promoted "superfood" berries affect BGs.

What they actually are are bog standard grains of wheat with just the husk removed and can be used for breakfast or instead of rice etc. And, yes I know they are made of our arch rival wheat but they are totally unprocessed and have a lot of protein and non digestible fibre etc. Not good obviously for coeliacs and IBS sufferers/

Just wondered if anybody had tackled them before.

Not to be confused with the dingle variety of berry lol

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Re: Wheat Berries
« Reply #1 on: 09 October 2014, 05:22:24 PM »
Who makes them Ziggy?  I've never heard of em.
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Offline Ziggy

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Re: Wheat Berries
« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2014, 10:09:55 AM »
M&S advertise their own product in their Autumn food free magazine called Super Wheat Berries which is basically a blend of wheat berries and other 'good for you' foods. This piqued my interest cause I am a sucker for trying out 'new superfoods. (which all prove to be very old foods lol). Can't find it advertised but MumsNet talk about M&S wheat berries in 2011

M$S don't have the Autumn food magazine on their site yet - the Summer food magazine is still there - would you Adam and Eve it?

I've ordered some Bpb's Mill from Amazon to try them, I went to the local M&S to buy the Super Wheat Berries and it took 3 staff to discover that nobody instore had heard of it, and as for checking it in their own magazine - they were fresh out of magazines Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Trouble is I can try them but won't have the slightest idea what they do to my BGs - that's why I asked here first.

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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Wheat Berries
« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2014, 01:56:25 PM »
Saw some in Sainsburys today (Merchant Gourmet brand).

They are the whole grain, grind them up to get wholewheat flour. High fibre and mid-range GI.

Might be OK for some, see how they affect you before buying a sackload.
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Re: Wheat Berries
« Reply #4 on: 10 October 2014, 04:03:12 PM »
Saw some in Sainsburys today (Merchant Gourmet brand).

They are the whole grain, grind them up to get wholewheat flour. High fibre and mid-range GI.

Might be OK for some, see how they affect you before buying a sackload.

Thanks Terry - I know the nutritional figures for them roughly but thanks, but would be using them instead of rice so not grinding them up or anything. Anything I have read say they are not bad for BGs.

But as I mentioned in an earlier post I was just asking if anyone else has tried them as a rice substitute and how there BGs fared with them, as I don't test so they could send me sky-high and I wouldn't have a clue.

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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Wheat Berries
« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2014, 04:11:29 PM »
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Anything I have read say they are not bad for BGs.

Don't think I would trust 'them' after all we diabetics are supposed to eat starch with every meal & supposedly that's not a problem  ::)
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