27 Apr 2014

Easter special: What is the FODMAP content of chocolate?

Photo: cucicucicoo
  • Green: dark chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g
  • Amber: milk chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g - Lactose is the fodmap
  • Amber: white chocolate. 1 serve = 5 squares or 30 g - Lactose is the fodmap
Avoid large serves of chocolate. Chocolate is high in fat, and when consumed in excess can affect gut motility and may trigger symptoms.
Avoid carob chocolate. Carob powder is high in oligos (fructans), and much higher than cocoa powder.  
Source: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/research/updates.html

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