What does FODMAP stand for?

What does FODMAP stand for?

Fermentable The process through which gut bacteria degrade undigested carbohydrate to produce gases (hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide)
Oligo-saccharides
  • Fructo-oligosaccharides    (FOS) found in; wheat, rye, onions and garlic
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides    (GOS) found in ; legumes/pulses
Disaccharides Lactose found in; milk, soft cheese, yoghurts
Mono-saccharide Fructose (in excess of glucose) found in honey, apples, high fructose corn syrups
Polyols  Sugar polyols (eg. sorbitol, mannitol) found in some fruit and vegetables and used as artificial sweeteners