TProduct of Melbourne FODMAPPED is the world’s first dedicated low FODMAP brand, producing food products specifically designed for people on a low FODMAP diet, those living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal diseases. Australian owned and operated, they are locally producing low FODMAP soups, stock, simmer sauces and pasta sauces – products that traditionally present a challenge for sufferers of gastrointestinal diseases. Made from real ingredients, our entire FODMAPPED range is 100% free from gluten, onions and garlic but still rich in flavour and most importantly SAFE for sufferers of IBS. What are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are a collection of molecules, more specifically short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols, found in foods naturally or as food additives. FODMAPs include fructose (when in excess of glucose), fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), lactose and polyols (eg. sorbitol and mannitol). When consumed in foods and/or drinks, FODMAPs can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and pass through to the large intestine, where two major events happen:
• The FODMAPs are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel, contributing to the production of gas.
• The FODMAPs are also highly osmotic, meaning that they attract water into the large bowel, which can alter how quickly the bowels move.
These two processes can then trigger symptoms including excess wind, abdominal bloating and distension, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, or a combination of both.