Is Butter Low FODMAP?

Medically Reviewed by Onikepe Adegbola, MD PhD, Dipl IBLM

Is butter low FODMAP?

Butter is a dairy product made from cream that has been churned to form a thick spread. It is typically used as a condiment or spread on breads, rolls, and other baked goods. Butter is a high-fat food and contains no carbohydrate content. Therefore, it is considered a low FODMAP food. However, some people with IBS may experience symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea after consuming butter. If you are unsure whether or not butter is safe for you to eat, consult with your healthcare provider or registered dietitian.

Butter can also be used in cooking and baking recipes. It has a rich and creamy flavor that can add depth of flavor to dishes. When cooking with butter, be sure to melt it slowly over low heat so that it does not burn.

Here are a few ways to use butter in your low FODMAP cooking:

  • Butter can be melted and used as a sauce or dip.
  • Add butter to your pasta or rice for a richer flavor.
  • Mix it with spices and herbs to make a delicious compound butter.
  • Use it to fry eggs, chicken, or fish.
  • Add it to your coffee or tea for a creamy and delicious drink.
  • Butter can be used to sauté vegetables or meats.
  • Butter can be used to make sauces and gravies.
  • Bake cakes, cookies, and other baked goods with butter for a richer flavor and moist texture.

Check out our blog for low FODMAP recipes.

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