What are FODMAPs?

Put simply, FODMAPS are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). FODMAPs are found naturally in many foods and food additives. The science is clear cut – FODMAP avoidance is effective so cutting out the FODMAPS or adopting a low FODMAP diet says goodbye to stomach cramps.

Low FODMAP diets

Since the introduction of the Low FODMAP diet, sufferers of IBS finally have a proven way to improve digestive comfort and all-around health.

As with gluten free diets, low FODMAP cuts out wheat. Those with gluten sensitivities complicate matters somewhat, while they often think they should be avoiding gluten, increasing evidence is showing that it may be the FODMAPs in the wheat that are causing their issues.

What is Cocofrio’s role in Low FODMAP diets?

Given FODMAPs are found in high fructose sugars and sweeteners (some examples include, table sugar, agave, coconut nectar and cane juice sugar) Cocofrio is the only ice cream in the world that is certified FODMAP friendly given the sweeteners used, Brown Rice Syrup and a very small amount of Stevia, contain no fructose.

Yes, some of our flavours contain fruits and dates however foods that are suitable for a FODMAP elimination diet can be low in fructose and do not necessarily have to be fructose-free. This is why FODMAP friendly certification is so important so consumers can be 100% sure that Cocofrio has been lab tested to prove its FODMAP Friendly status.

What foods contain high and low levels of FODMAPs?

High levels are found in onions, garlic, pears, wheat and apples, while low levers are found in oranges, carrots and tomatoes.

Facts about IBS and FODMAPs