Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL)

Our blood glucose level rises and falls when we eat a meal containing carbohydrates. How high it rises and how long it remains high depends on the quality and the quantity of the carbohydrates. Glycemic load combines both the quality and quantity of the carbohydrate in one number. It's the best way to predict blood glucose values of different types and amounts of food. We arrive at the GL through the following formula:

 GL = (GI x the amount of carbohydrate) / 100 Let’s take an apple as an example: It has GLI of 40 and it contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. So GL = 40 x 15/100 = 6gms.  Let’s take another example of small baked potato. It has a GI of 80 and it contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. So GL = 80 x 15/100 = 12 gms. We can say that the potato will have twice the metabolic effect of an apple. Hence we can say "GL as the amount of carbohydrate in a food 'adjusted' to its glycemic potency”.

Do we need to eat only low GI foods at every meal to experience the benefit?

No you don't need to because the effect of low GI food carries over to the next meal, reducing its glycemic impact. This applies to breakfast eaten after a low GI dinner the previous evening or to a lunch eaten after a low GI breakfast. This unexpected beneficial effect is called the "second meal effect". But still we recommend that we aim for at least one low GI food per meal.


What makes Dia Rice different from other rice?

tgrDia rice is a unique product consciously researched, developed and recommended for the over all health and well being of everybody. Diabetics in particular, could derive its benefits the most. This remarkable rice is extremely rich in nutritional content such as proteins, vitamins and minerals. Additionally and significantly, it has a substantially low glycemic index and low glycemic load, which is the most important factor in the management of diabetes. 

Comparison of our product with Conventionally Milled Rice 

Nutritional Facts

(Per 100g of rice approx values)
Parameters tgr Dia Rice


Energy Kcal 354.2 361.5
Protein (g) 10.1 6.4
Fat (g) 0.5 0.6
Cholesterol (mg) 0 0
Total Carbohydrates (g) 77.2 82.3
Starch % 76.2 81.31
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.2 0.06**
Iron (mg) 4.4 3.9
Sodium (mg) 9.8 13.2
Dietary Fiber (g) 2.6 1.5
Parameters tgr Dia Rice
Saturated fatty acids (g) 0.22
Monounsaturated fatty acids (g) 0.12
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (g) 0.06
Trans fat (g) 0
Sugars (g) 0

* CMR :- Commercially Milled Rice.

***NIN Value :- National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Tested and certified by NABL accredited Laboratory.


What Makes DIA Rice Economical?

tgrDIA rice increases in volume upon cooking by as much as 4 to 5.5 times. This characteristic of the rice obviously goes a long way in minimizing the quantity to be used while cooking, thereby saving on overall cost.