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Is Balsamic Vinegar Low FODMAP?

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

Is Balsamic Vinegar Low FODMAP?

Balsamic vinegar is an acidic and savory condiment, popular topped on salads as a balsamic vinaigrette, drizzled over vegetables, etc. You may wonder if you can use balsamic vinegar during the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet. 

According to the Monash University app, a serving size of two tablespoons is moderately high in fructose, a FODMAP that may increase symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, one tablespoon per meal is appropriate for the low FODMAP diet and is likely to be tolerated by those with IBS.

Therefore, using small amounts of balsamic vinegar per meal is safe to eat during the low FODMAP diet. Luckily, its robust flavor makes only a little needed for a significant effect on your dish! Check out low FODMAP Salad Dressings that you can also use when you are on a low FODMAP diet.

Are you looking for that perfect low FODMAP recipe that uses balsamic vinegar? Check out this recipe for a low FODMAP Caprese salad. 

What Are the Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar? 

Balsamic vinegar is rich in flavor while low in calories, making it the perfect addition to your dishes. In addition, balsamic vinegar contains many essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Calcium works together with vitamin D to prevent the weakening of bones, especially as we age. Magnesium functions in proper muscle contractions, while potassium is needed for healthy cells.

Balsamic Vinegar and the Low FODMAP Diet

We hope this post answers your questions about the low FODMAP diet and balsamic vinegar. 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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