Dina Strangaric |

Good news for Avocados

Who doesn’t love avocados? Well, there's some exciting news from Monash University! They've updated their research, revealing that the low FODMAP serving size for avocados has increased. And here's a twist – it's not sorbitol that's the concern, but another polyol called 'perseitol'.

Researchers believe that perseitol might trigger gut symptoms similar to those caused by sorbitol, keeping it in the FODMAP category. But here's the silver lining: the low FODMAP serving size for avocado has doubled! Previously, it was 30g, but now it's a generous 60g, or about three tablespoons. However, be cautious – larger servings could still be problematic due to perseitol. For more details, check out the Monash University FODMAP Diet App.

So, what's the takeaway? You can still enjoy avocados on a low FODMAP diet. During the initial phase, you can relish a three-tablespoon serving per meal. Just steer clear of larger portions until you're ready to test your tolerance to perseitol. With any luck, you'll find that you can enjoy bigger servings without any gut issues. 

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