Hot on the heels of its lunchbox-friendly Choc Honey, Capilano has launched a Low GI Honey that gives Australians looking for an easy way to reduce their sugar intake, and even Australians on restricted diets, the chance savour the delicious taste of 100% Australian Low GI honey.
Ryan d’Almeida, CEO of Hive + Wellness, the company behind the Capilano brand, said: “We are delighted to make honey more accessible to people on low GI diets by releasing this specially selected blend of 100% Australian premium eucalypt honey. Because this honey provides a slower and more sustained energy release, it is also an ideal alternative to sugar for consumers looking to lower their sugar intake. Capilano Low GI honey has been tested low GI (42) by an independent laboratory, using approved methodology based on the international standards for testing.
“The naturally occurring sugar profile of this specially selected 100% Australian honey influences the way it is digested in the body, and its GI rating,” Mr d’Almeida said. “We are very pleased to have endorsement from the Glycemic Index Foundation, who we have worked closely with during the development phase, so consumers can buy this product with absolute confidence.”
Glycemic Index Foundation CEO Kathy Usic said: “Australians on low GI diets often face a frustrating and confusing quest to find natural sweeteners that are not only healthy but ones they can enjoy. We welcome this delicious new honey from Capilano, which has been independently tested and certified Low GI with a rating of 42 compared with other honeys and sweeteners that can have a medium GI over 60.”
Explaining the relevance of GI rating, Ms Usic added: “Low GI foods are more slowly digested helping keep your blood glucose levels stable, whereas high GI carbs cause a sudden spike in blood glucose and lead your blood sugars to peak and crash. The GI symbol is your trusted guide to healthier food choices.”
Mr d’Almeida said Capilano Low GI Honey would be available in Woolworths and select IGA supermarkets around the country, with stocks already appearing on shelf. “Capilano is always looking at ways to innovate our range and grow consumer interest in Australian honey. We are delighted to have launched two exciting products within such a short space of time, and will continue to look for opportunities to bring 100% Australian honey into the homes of consumers.”