Should Beetroot be counted?

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SA2010 DAFNE Graduate
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
69 posts

Could not find any reference to Beetroot on the forum search but it is a high sugar content vegetable. I was just wondering if I should count it, The Carbs are about 10%.

DAFNE Online Forums Search does not return any posts. Google search does (DAFNE Online Beetroot) but when clicking on the returned page cannot find reference to beetroot !

Any advice in next 20 minutes would be appreciated. Might just go with half counting it ie 5% CHO ratio,

Simon

SA2010 DAFNE Graduate
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
69 posts

Sorry - just found some web site saying it has a very low GL (Glycemic Load)

http://www.desang.net/2013/03/making-carbs-count-beetroot/

Quote: Beetroot is virtually fat free and low in calories. Although it has a ‘medium’ GI (Glycaemic Index) of 64, It has an extremely low GL (Glycaemic Load) of 2.9 which means it’s converted into sugars very slowly

Brumfoodie DAFNE Graduate
Birmingham Community NHS Diabetes Team
10 posts

Hi
Very late comment. I eat a lot of beetroot as I grow it and I don't count the carbs in it. It's a vegetable so"free" IMHO. Seems to work for me especially as it's often paired with cheese that would slow down the absorption of carbs into my blood stream.