Is agar agar low FODMAP?

Answer:

Yes! Agar agar is FODMAP friendly.
Fructose:
😊
Lactose:
😊
Mannitol:
😊
Sorbitol:
😊
GOS:
😊
Fructans:
😊
Serving size: 1 agar stick/0.25oz/7gr

Explanation:

1 stick of agar agar is low in FODMAPs and should be tolerated well by most people with IBS.


All FODMAP-related information is based on the research of the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University.

General Information:

Agar, or agar-agar, is a jelly-like substance, obtained from red algae.

Agar consists of a mixture of two polysaccharides: agarose and agaropectin, with agarose making up about 70% of the mixture. Agarose is a linear polymer, made up of repeating units of agarobiose, a disaccharide made up of D-galactose and 3,6-anhydro-L-galactopyranose. Agaropectin is a heterogeneous mixture of smaller molecules that occur in lesser amounts, and is made up of alternating units of D-galactose and L-galactose heavily modified with acidic side-groups, such as sulfate and pyruvate.


Nutrition Information:

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