Preparation and Hypoglycemic Effect of Reconstituted Grain Added with Selected Medicinal Herb Extract

한방 생약재 추출물을 첨가한 재성형 당뇨쌀의 제조 및 혈당강하 효과

  • Lee, Young-Tack (Department of Food and Bioengineering, Kyungwon University)
  • 이영택 (경원대학교 식품생물공학과)
  • Published : 2003.06.01


Hot-water extract from selected medicinal herbs of diabetes prescription was mixed with brown rice and pearled barley flours and extruded to prepare a reconstituted grain for diabetes millitus patients. Even though the cooked reconstituted grain containing medicinal herb extract was somewhat different from cooked ordinary rice in textural properties measured by texture analyzer, it was estimated to be organoleptically acceptable in sensory parameters. The reconstituted grain added with medicinal herb extract reduced the rate of dialysis of glucose evaluated by in vitro dialysis experiment. The effects of reconstituted grain diet on blood glucose levels in diabetes patients were studied during 3-week period. Compared to normal diet, the reconstituted grain diet for 2 weeks significantly decreased the fasting and 2-hr postprandial blood glucose levels in diabetes patients by 14% and 10%, respectively. These results suggested that the reconstituted grain could be used as an effective therapeutic diet for the control of diabetes mellitus.


diabetes;medicinal herb;reconstituted grain;hypoglycemic effect


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