Are prunes a low FODMAP food?
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. FODMAPs are sugars that can worsen the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (Veloso, n.d.). Unfortunately, according to the Monash University FODMAP Diet app, prunes and plums are high FODMAP fruits that contain FODMAPs, sorbitol, and fructan. Therefore, during the first phase of the FODMAP diet, when foods are eliminated, prunes should be avoided.
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Veloso, H. G. (n.d.). FODMAP diet: What you need to know. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved April 19, 2022, from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness- and-prevention/fodmap-diet-what-you-need-to-know/