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What is all the fuss about FODMAP?

You may have heard the term. FODMAPs is an acronym for certain food molecules that are naturally found in the foods we eat.

FODMAPs can be poorly absorbed by some people.

What are FODMAPs?

FODMAPs are found in the foods we eat. FODMAPs is an acronym for:

  • Fermentable
  • Oligosaccharides (eg. Fructans and Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS))
  • Disaccharides (eg. Lactose)
  • Monosaccharides (eg. excess Fructose)
  • And
  • Polyols (eg. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol and Isomalt)

Where are FODMAPs found?

A few examples of food sources high in each of the FODMAPs are listed below:

  • Excess Fructose: Honey, Apples, Mango, Pear, Watermelon, High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fructans: Artichokes (Globe), Artichokes(Jerusalem), Garlic (in large amounts), Leek, Onion (brown, white, Spanish, onion powder), Spring Onion (white part), Shallots, Wheat (in large amounts), Rye (in large amounts), Barley (in large amounts), Inulin, Fructo-oligosaccharides.
  • Lactose: Milk, icecream, custard, dairy desserts, condensed and evaporated milk, milk powder, yoghurt, soft unripened cheeses (eg. ricotta, cottage, cream, marscarpone).
  • Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS): Legume beans (eg. baked beans, kidney beans, bortolotti beans), Lentils, Chickpeas
  • Polyols: Apples, Apricots, Nectarines, Pears, Plums, Prunes, Mushrooms, sorbitol (420), mannitol (421), xylitol (967), maltitol (965) and isomalt (953).

(Ref: the Shepherd Works website – Sue Shephard developed the low FODMAP diet, now internationally accepted and recommended to treat certain medical conditions.)

At Party Food Melbourne, we work with event planners and guests with specific dietary requirements frequently, and our team are here to help. Our comprehensive range of party foods offers foods suited to most diets. Contact us about FODMAP suitable:

  • finger food menus
  • high teas
  • buffets
  • grazing & share plates
  • lunches

Many FODMAP suitable foods are also welcome menu items to serve all of your guests.

Call us on 9532 0400 to discuss your dietary requirements, or visit our showroom, now @ 74 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin.