For rice, is only the basmati type safe? It is the only one listed. I know when I eat a lot of Jasmine rice my stomach gets upset so I am curious about the difference
At this time, only basmati, brown, and white rices are listed by Monash University as low in FODMAPs. Other types haven't yet been tested. I don't know what the difference would be with jasmine rice. Do you have any problems with basmati rice? If you're having trouble with all rice or certain types, you might want to check out my blog post about rice here: https://goo.gl/GgkqBi. It's possible that where and how the rice is grown is the source of the problem. You might want to try switching brands or using the cooking tips in the blog post.
Great thank you. I will check out the article. I usually eat Lundburg farms Organic Jasmine rice grown in California. I will try to note if there is a difference with other types, but I always buy organic types and usually always Lundburg. I am trying Lotus Foods organic jasmine mekong flower rice this month. It says it is grown in Thailand on the bag. I will see if there is a difference
Please let me know how it goes! I'm curious whether various brands (or rice grown in other countries) makes a difference for you. If jasmine rice remains problematic, try basmati to see if that agrees with you better.
Why are several of the high-FODMAP items (incl. avocado, mushrooms, etc.) included in this shopping list?
Hi, Nazanin. You'll notice on the shopping list either specific portion sizes (such as 1/8 avocado) or a specific type of item. That's because the low-FODMAP diet doesn't mean a sweeping elimination of broad categories of foods when limited amounts of certain kinds of foods have been tested by the scientists at Monash University to be in the low-FODMAP range.
In addition, Monash researchers are not only constantly testing new foods but also retesting previously approved or rejected items. That's because updated scientific methods offer greater accuracy, and because changing environmental and agricultural factors can influence FODMAP levels in foods. (For more about this, please see my blog post "Bananas & Resistant Starch Revisited" at https://goo.gl/51fCoz). Also, certain varieties of a food may be okay while others may not be. For instance, Monash researchers recently gave canned mushrooms the green light while fresh mushrooms are still off limits.
As new foods are tested and approved, or when retested items are given the low-FODMAP green light, I will be updating the shopping list accordingly.
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