Low FODMAP foods as a healthy alternative with an existing food intolerance

Low FODMAP foods are a healthy alternative for people who must restrict themselves from lactose, fructose, sugar substitutes and certain types of double sugars.

Foods high in FODMAP cause typical symptoms of food intolerances in the digestive tract of an affected human being. These symptoms include flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. Especially in those cases in which the colon is damaged beforehand or the food intolerance is inherited, these types of food have a negative influence on daily life.

Some foods which should be avoided when having trouble with FODMAP are broccoli, cabbage, fennel, onions, garlic, leek, mushrooms, chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, apples, bananas, apricots, mango, cherries, honey, milk, fromage frais and yoghurt but also sugar substitutes such as artificial sweeteners.

Practicing a low FODMAP diet is a symptom-oriented measure that follows the thought: "I cannot process this type of food properly, so I will not eat it". People who are not bothered by this type of lifestyle can just follow it; nevertheless, they should watch out to consume all needed nutrients, vitamins and fibre, especially since most FODMAP foods are high in those.

Frusano offers you many alternatives for a varied and healthy low FODMAP diet. When Ulf Herrmann, the founder of Frusano, was diagnosed with a fructose malabsorption in February of 2005, he found himself facing a wall of problems: there weren’t many fructose free products; the offer of foods for food intolerant people was very small. Since there wasn’t any supplier for these foods, he decided to be the first and found Frusano.

The products from Frusano are sweetened with a fructose free glucose syrup which is much healthier and tastier than pure glucose thanks to the taste of maltose.

All products of Frusano are produced in the most natural way. The products are 100% fructose- and lactose-free, free of sugar replacements and free of polysaccharides. Therefore, they fulfill all standards demanding on low FODMAP foods.

Low FODMAP products for happy and healthy eating

Fructose intolerance and FODMAP intolerance are both intolerances which affect the digestive tract.
Since its foundation in 2005, Frusano produces low FODMAP foods, meaning that’s even longer than the term FODMAP exists. Regarding their sugar merits and ingredients, our products are extremely under the standard of being called low in FODMAP.

Low Fructose, Full Delight—with this motto, Frusano steadily produces and improves its products for people suffering from fructose intolerance, fructose malabsorption and FODMAP intolerance. We not only watch out that our products contain only a little of fructose, but also that the taste and ingredients fit smoothly into the flavor. For our fructose-free foods, we do not use any refined sugar, artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols.

All FODMAP products are sweetened with glucose syrup of maltose and dextrose which are converted immediately by the body into energy.
Our tasty sweets, including delicious chocolate, gummy bears and bonbons, fruit spreads, fructose-free beverages and desserts are also free of harmful ingredients. Chewing pills for the nourishment with vitamins are also included in our fructose-free foods.

Thanks to our special manufacturing process and the fructose-free glucose syrup, our products taste naturally sweet and cannot be compared with artificial sweeteners.

Most of our products are not only fructose-free or low in fructose—no, even better: they are also free of glutens and 100% vegan. Since most people suffering from FODMAP intolerance or any type of fructose intolerance cannot process sorbitol either, we also always pay attention to a low sorbitol content.