Fall is here!
In the spirit of the season…I decided to try some pumpkin spice granola bars! After all, if small amounts of canned pumpkin are low FODMAP then why not add a bit of pumpkin-y deliciousness to a recipe? MMMMMmmmm.
Then…I baked ’em up…let them cool. And ate one. So…here’s the deal about US pumpkin and FODMAPs: 1/4 cup canned pumpkin per sitting is low FODMAP but portions in the 1/2 cup range are high. Portion DOES matter when it comes to FODMAPs. But, I bet you already knew that! It’s been a long time in coming. I sent the Monash team 4 cans of pumpkin a while back for testing…but they are so busy testing foods that we finally just got the scoop. Be sure to keep on and eye on Monash’s new FODMAP research blog found here for the latest! And I hope you get a chance to stop by my new website too! And for those who are patiently waiting….I started my probiotic/ gut microbiome post today….stay tuned. Promise… I will get it done!