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18 Apr 2004

Please can you give me some information about the nutritional value of Sago. And is it safe for diabetics.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jeantee
The SA Food Tables do not list the nutritive content of plain cooked sago. The only available information is on sago baked custard pudding made with low-fat milk and polyunsaturated margarine, eggs and sugar: A 100g portion would contain 142 kcal (597 kJ), 4.2g protein, 3g fat, 25.4g carbs, 14.9g sugar, 73mg calcium, 116 mg potassium, 42 RE vit A, 0.12 mg riboflavin, 10 ug folic acid, 0.42 mg pantothenic acid 3.4 ug biotin, 1.28 ug vit D and 1.53 mg vit E, with trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Most of the nutritive value of such a pudding is derived from the milk, eggs and polyunsaturated margarine. The sago basically supplies carbohydrate. It is listed as a food with a high glycaemic index despite the addition of milk, eggs and margarine, so diabetics can eat small quantities as part of their bread exchanges and fat exchanges, but not every day.
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