Are Pears Low FODMAP?

Written by Amy Kaczor MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian | Medically Reviewed by Onikepe Adegbola, MD PhD, Dipl IBLM

Are Pears Low FODMAP? 

Pears are a favorite fruit for desserts, from cobblers to pies to cakes, packed with nutrition. 

The Monash University analyzed Packham pears, nashi pears, dried pears, and prickly pears. Unfortunately, Packham, nashi, and dried pears are all high in FODMAPs and should be avoided by individuals in the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet.

The Monash app has designated a serving size of one teaspoon, or 0.18 ounces, of nashi pears, specifically, as low in FODMAPs and likely tolerated by those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 

However, one medium prickly pear (weighing just under six ounces) does not contain any FODMAPs and is appropriate for individuals with IBS. 

Check out this resource for more information on different fruits and the low FODMAP diet! 

What Are the Health Benefits of Pears?

Pears are not only juicy and delicious, but they are also a healthy fruit rich in fiber, vitamin K, and potassium.

Dietary fiber supports a healthy digestive system. Fiber also acts as a prebiotic that supports a balanced gut microbiome by feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

Vitamin K functions in blood clotting, while potassium is essential to healthy cell functioning. 

Pears and the Low FODMAP Diet

We hope this post answers your questions about the low FODMAP diet and pears. Stay tuned for more posts about the low FODMAP diet and low FODMAP foods! 

Check out our other pages for more information on nutrition, the low FODMAP diet, and managing digestive health.

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