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Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2013 Jun;68(2):145-8. doi: 10.1007/s11130-013-0348-y.

A study of glycemic response to Corinthian raisins in healthy subjects and in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

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Department of Science of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.


This study was designed to evaluate the metabolic response to Corinthian raisins in healthy and in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Healthy subjects (n = 15) and diabetic patients (n = 15) received 74 g raisins or 50 g glucose as reference food. Blood samples were collected at time 0 (before the consumption) and 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 min after raisin or glucose consumption. There was no significant difference in baseline glucose and insulin between raisins and reference in both groups. The difference at glucose peaks between raisins and reference was significant in healthy and in diabetics. Glycemic and insulinemic responses were decreased after raisin consumption compared to reference. An estimate of the glycemic index would be 66.3 ± 3.4.

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