Although there are lots of low-FODMAP products out there (which, if you’re on a FODMAP restricted diet, your dietitian can help you find), and many gluten-free products (such as flours) happen to be incidentally low-FODMAP, the number of brands marketing themselves exclusively or primarily as low FODMAP is still quite low. Below is a selection.
Fodify Foods is a new brand started by two FODMAP-trained dietitians. They currently have a ready made tomato sauce, a ready made curry sauce and a trio of spice mixes in their range.
Slightly Different Foods is another new company offering catering and retail supplies of foods and meals free from onion, garlic, lactose and gluten-containing grains.
Lauren Loves is the newest kid on the block, and they make low FODMAP pasta sauce.
The Australians, meanwhile, are perhaps a little ahead of us – understandable, given it is the birthplace of the low FODMAP diet. Fodmapped calls itself the ‘world’s first FODMAP food brand’ and includes a range of sauces, stocks and soups – but not yet available outside Australia and New Zealand.
trueself make low FODMAP snack bars – including lemon poppy, banana cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
Also Australian are SOME Foods, who describe themselves as food producers with a low FODMAP focus. They have a six-strong range of Italian, Indian and Thai cooking sauces, as well as a selection of spice fusions. They have distribution only in Australia and are currently looking at international shipping.
And Foddies – who describe themselves as ‘fructose friendly food’ – have treats, sauces and protein balls.
In the States, there is Nicer Foods – makers of FODMAP friendly foods, including bouillon cubes, garlic / onion infused olive oils, spice blends – and the Be Nice Low-FODMAP diet bars – cereal bars made with quinoa, peanut butter, rice syrup, chocolate, rice protein, coconut oil and chia – which have their own dedicated website. They do ship internationally – to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – as well as some continental European nations. Click through to their shop here.
Finally, take a look at Casa de Sante, who make lemon tonic / wellness infusions, and herb and spice mixes, which are free from onion and garlic. Currently, they deliver only within the US.
Encouragingly, there are also FODMAP friendly certification initiatives – The FODMAP Friendly Food Program and the Monash University Low FODMAP Certification Program – which should become more widespread internationally, and will help shoppers with IBS find suitable foods.