Is honey low FODMAP?

Answer:

No! Honey contains high levels of FODMAP.
Fructose:
😡
Lactose:
😊
Mannitol:
😊
Sorbitol:
😊
GOS:
😊
Fructans:
😊
Serving size: 1 tablespoon/0.5oz/14g

Explanation:

As little as 1 tablespoon of honey contains high amounts of Fructose. Intake should be avoided for people who don't tolerate it.

It is true for both regular and clover honey.


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

General Information:

Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by bees and some related insects. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Bees store honey in wax structures called honeycombs. The variety of honey produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the best-known, due to its worldwide commercial production and human consumption. Honey is collected from wild bee colonies, or from hives of domesticated bees, a practice known as beekeeping or apiculture.

A mixture of sugars and other carbohydrates, honey is mainly fructose (about 38%) and glucose (about 32%), with remaining sugars including maltose, sucrose, and other complex carbohydrates. Its glycemic index ranges from 31 to 78, depending on the variety. The specific composition, color, aroma, and flavor of any batch of honey depend on the flowers foraged by bees that produced the honey.


Nutrition Information:

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