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Diabetic vegetable juice

This article was originally published in Foodnews

A LOW sugar and low calorie vegetable juice, made especially for diabetics, has been showcased at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The juice combines pumpkin, balsam pear, onion and carrots, in addition to probiotics. Heqin Xing and Xiuqi Liu of Jilin University in Changchun, China, have found a way to remove sugar and carbohydrates from the vegetable juice, using bacteria that produce lactic acid, by means of a fermentation process. This breaks down carbohydrates, removes sugar, and extends shelf life, while preventing growth of bacteria that might otherwise contaminate the drink. The researchers believe that the product will be on the market in about a year.

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