18 May 2014

Research highlights

Department of Gastroenterology FODMAP diet updates: Coconut water

 The Translational Nutrition research group receives many enquiries about the FODMAP content of coconut water. Recent testing has shown that coconut water, at a standard serving size of 250 ml (8.45 fluid oz), is high in FODMAPs (overall rating is red).  The serving size of 250 ml contains high amounts of the Polyol- sorbitol and moderate amounts of the Oligos-fructans.  Intake at this serving size should be avoided. See link: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/fodmap/diet-updates/coconut.html