Is Mosambi (Sweet Lime) Good For People With Diabetes?

Dr. Pakhi Sharma (MBBS)
Dr. Pakhi Sharma (MBBS)

General Physician | 6+ years

Mosambi for Diabetes
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Mosambi or sweet lime aids in good digestion, keeps you hydrated, boosts immunity and aids in good hair and skin health. But is mosambi good for people with diabetes? Can diabetics drink mosambi juice? OR what are the benefits of drinking mosambi juice are questions this article will answer. 

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    Mosambi: Nutritional Profile
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    Advantages of Mosambi For Diabetes
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    Ways To Consume Mosambi For Diabetes
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    Best Time To Consume Mosambi For Diabetes
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    Risks of Over Consuming Mosambi For Diabetes
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    Other Health Benefits of Mosambi For Diabetes
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    Don’t Have Time To Read?
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    FAQs
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Mosambi (Sweet Lime): Nutritional Profile

Mosambi is a low GI fruit (GI under 50). The lower the GI score, the slower the release of sugars into the bloodstream. So that is good news for those with diabetes.

100 grams of sweet lime contain the following nutrition: 

Carbohydrates: 9.3 g

Sugar: 1.7 g

Fiber: 5 g

Fat: 3 g

Saturated: 0 g

Polyunsaturated: 0 g

Monounsaturated: 0 g

Trans fat: 0 g

Protein: 0 g

Sodium: 0 mg

Potassium: 490 mg

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Vitamin A: 1 %

Vitamin C: 60 %

Calcium: 3 %

Iron: 8 %

Advantages of Mosambi For Diabetes

  • Loaded with fiber
  • Low GI (between 40-50)
  • Natural sugars
  • Prevents indigestion
  • improves  bone health
  • Good for skin and hair
  • Good during pregnancy
  • Good weight loss agent
  • Prevents dental problems and gum diseases

Ways to Consume Mosambi For Diabetes

  • Diabetics can consume mosambi as a whole fruit.
  • Mosambi juice is good for diabetic patients. You can garnish it with black salt, chaat masala, and cumin powder for better health benefits. 
  • Add mosambi to salad with chopped cucumber, bell peppers, and chickpeas. 
  • Add a slice of mosambi to water and drink up. This will keep you hydrated. 

Best Time To Consume Mosambi For Diabetes

While people like to drink a glass of mosambi juice mixed with warm water and honey first thing in the morning to lose weight, eating citrus fruits on an empty stomach may increase acid production.

Those with diabetes may eat a serving of mosambi any time during the day, preferably during the day. However, it is suggested that a person with diabetes should eat fruits an hour before a meal or two hours after.

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Risks of Over Consuming Mosambi For Diabetes

While sweet lime is loaded with nutrients, is mosambi juice good for diabetic patients? Eating too many or drinking too much mosambi juice may cause digestive issues, including nausea and vomiting. While this superfood is recommended for those with diabetes, moderation is the key to managing glucose levels.

Other Health Benefits of Mosambi For Diabetes

  • Rich in Vitamin C and therefore helps build immunity
  • Packed with flavonoids that have antioxidant properties
  • Helps to regulate digestion and treat indigestion
  • Works to build stronger bones because of its high vitamin C and folic acid content
  • In some cases, used to treat urinary tract infections
  • Prevents dehydration and helps to replenish lost electrolytes
  • Boosts skin and hair health because of high levels of antioxidants.

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  • Sweet lime is high in Vitamin C content and contains nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
  • It has a low glycemic index that makes it amazing for diabetics.
  • Mosambi juice for diabetics is a good idea as long as no sugar is added.
  • Mosambi can be consumed as a whole fruit or garnished with chaat masala.
  • A person with diabetes should eat fruits an hour before a meal or two hours after.
  • Eating too many sweet limes may cause digestive issues including nausea and vomiting.
  • Mosambi helps regulate digestion, build stronger bones, treat urinary tract infections, and prevent dehydration.
  • Use Phable Care App to consult India’s leading diabetologists, order medicines, book lab tests, integrate Accu-Chek instant and other devices to get real-time remote care from the comfort of your home. Let’s treat diabetes together. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Mosambi or sweet lime is high in fiber and has a low glycemic index (less than 50). Both factors make it a good addition to the diet of those with diabetes. But do consult a doctor before making any additions to your diet.

Sweet lime is not high in sugar but has natural sugar content. It has a low glycemic index (between 40 and 50), which means that it releases sugars slowly into the bloodstream. It is not advised to add sugar to mosambi.

YES, mosambi juice for diabetics is a good idea as long as they do not add sugar to it. Mosambi juice is best seasoned with black salt or chaat masala. Also, consider the fact that when juicing any fruit, one loses most of the fiber content.

Dr. Pakhi Sharma
Dr. Pakhi Sharma, MBBS
(General physician, 6+ years)
An expert in obstetrics and medical emergencies, Dr. Pakhi Sharma, an alumni of Sri Devaraj Urs University of Higher Education and Research Centre, is a general physician working at Phablecare. She has 6+ years of work experience spread across gynaecology and obstetrics, family medicine, and medical emergencies at renowned hospitals and clinics.

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