Recent tests confirm that URC fruit ingredients from Taura Natural Ingredients register as low-GI. Researchers reported scores below 45 for the company’s JusFruit URC Apple Straw-berry and JusFruit URC Mixed Berry ingredients. (To qualify as low-GI, foods must score less than 55.) These fructose-rich fruit ingredients suit use in low-glycemic-index diets that deliver slow-release energy to the body. Nutritionists say that low-GI foods could help weight management and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.