Is coconut oil low FODMAP?

Answer:

Yes! Coconut oil doesn't contain any sugars.
Fructose:
😊
Lactose:
😊
Mannitol:
😊
Sorbitol:
😊
GOS:
😊
Fructans:
😊
Serving size: 1 tablespoon/0.5 oz/14 grams

Explanation:

Coconut oil is high in fat and doesn't contain any FODMAPs.

Remember that fats affect gut motility and might cause IBS flareups in some individuals.


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

General Information:

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It has various applications. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification, lasting up to six months at 24 °C (75 °F) without spoiling.

Due to its high levels of saturated fat, the World Health Organization, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Food and Drug Administration, American Heart Association, American Dietetic Association, British National Health Service, British Nutrition Foundation, and Dietitians of Canada advise that coconut oil consumption should be limited or avoided.


Nutrition Information:

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