Well, I was really surprised with what I learned about sugars, when I researched glucose. While trying to gain a better understanding of the glucose and fructose content of various foods, I stumbled across the term fructose glucose ratio. And, I was surprised again. After, I gain a better understanding, I’ll either add to the Sugar page or create another page for this ratio.
A quick overview: for reasons address on the Sugar page, it is easier on the liver to consume more glucose than fructose, meaning it is preferable to a fructose glucose ratio less than or equal to one. Here are a few examples that I found on the Food Intolerances Org website. http://foodintolerances.org/
Papaya = 0.3, potato = 0.7, mushrooms = 0.8, sour cherries = 0.8, carrots = 0.9, orange = 1.2, green beans = 1.4, apple sauce = 1.8, apple juice = 2.7, mango = 3.1
Wow, that is discouraging. I love apples. No wonder mangoes cause attacks; well, there are probably other things in mangoes that bother me, too. And, asparagus is a 1.2; I love fresh asparagus from the garden. I guess, I’ll just have to munch on some glucose tablets after picking asparagus. Plums are pretty good & grape juice is acceptable, in regard to the fructose/glucose ratio; but, they are not good in that they cause the generation of porphyrin enzymes.