Monday, 13 October 2014

Canned Pumpkin: Newly tested for FODMAP content




We  are currently testing some foods from the USA. In time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, we have tested canned pumpkin from America.

Canned Pumpkin (average of 4 different brands sourced from the USA):

CANNED PUMPKIN
FODMAP RATING
½ cup (4.3 ounces) of canned pumpkin
MODERATE
¼ cup (2.2 ounces) of canned pumpkin
LOW


     


8 comments:

  1. Was the canned pumpkin moderate for both polyols and oligos?

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Our reasearach team found that canned pumpkin from the USA contained moderate amounts of Oligos- fructans and GOS. Therefore, intake should be limited to the serving size specified.

      Kind regards,

      The Monash University Low FODMAP team

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  2. Would fresh pumpkin be any different than canned? Thanks for your research!

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  3. Hi Danny & Andrea,

    1 serve (1/2 cup) of fresh Japanese pumpkin is low FODMAP (green), whereas 1 serve (or ½ cup) of fresh butternut pumpkin is moderate FODMAP (amber). However, if you have just ½ a serve (or ¼ cup) of fresh butternut pumpkin this will give you a low FODMAP serve (green).

    Kind regards,

    The Monash University Low FODMAP team

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    1. Thanks. But can you give any help regarding regular pumpkins (the ones carved at Hallowe'en)? It's really hard to get hold of jap pumpkins in the UK!

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    2. Hi,
      Unfortunately we have only tested butternut and jap pumpkin.
      If you can get hold of butternut pumpkin it is low FODMAP for 1/4 cup, diced). I hope this helps.

      Best, Phip

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  4. Can you provide fructan levels in numbers, such as content (g/100g whole product)?

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