Thursday, 22 January 2015

A new year, a new edition

The latest edition of The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet booklet has just been released.  


The new edition of The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet booklet features a range of Asian herbs and spices that were recently tested and a focus on other commonly-consumed foods in the Asian cuisine. All low FODMAP herbs and spices are depicted on the front cover.



These include the following additions:

·         vegetables: taro, yam, galangal, chillies etc.
·         fruits: breadfruit, guava, dried goji berries, feijoa etc.
·         herbs: cilantro, curry leaves, lemongrass, rampa leaves & others
·         spices: saffron, curry powder, five spice, coriander seeds, star anise, mustard seeds & others
·         updated section on beverages: tea & coffee & coconut water
·         condiments: miso paste, fish sauce, shrimp paste, tamarind paste etc.
·         others including: chia seeds, egusi or watermelon seeds

It also features two new Asian recipes like 'Thai green chicken curry'.

All the new food items will also be in the next update of both the Apple & Android Monash University low FODMAP app.

You can purchase the booklet online or by sending Monash University a cheque.

           


22 comments:

  1. Very excited about this update, thank you!

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  2. Can you tell us when the app will be updated?
    Cheers :)

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    1. Hi Annalisa,
      We expect our next massive app update to include >100 foods to take place in the coming months. It will be out on Android first, followed by Apple version.
      Kindly, Emily

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  3. I am excited about an update to the ap and very interested in dried goji berries (is this a low fodmap dried fruit? ) ... l am also searching for foods that are acid - reflux friendly and low fodmap and hope you will please comment on this....

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  4. Starting my wheaning off.
    Hard; Looking up chocolate in relation.
    Sugary food s ad biscuits (wheat) gonna be biggest problem

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    1. Hi Karen, You can download this app onto Apple or Android systems by using either the iTunes or GooglePlay store. Just search 'Monash University low FODMAP diet' in the app search bar and you can purchase it for $9.99.

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  6. Just wondering when this latest update will be available on my app. Thank you

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      Thank you for purchasing our app!
      We will be having a massive app update coming up in 1-2months! This update will include >100 foods & also US specific products too.
      It will be out on Android first, then followed by Apple.
      Kindly, Emily

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  7. Are there any plans to add Coconut Oil, Milk, Shredded varieties to the testing regime for inclusion in the app? The soon the better!

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  8. I'm totally confused. I think I'm reading above that guavas and feijoas are low FODMAP foods. Yet I recently read on this Monash site that feijoas are RED HIGH Fodmap foods. This post only went up at the beginning of this year and I think the update came out last month. How can things change so quickly? Most foods that I query on the App are not listed. I have to keep coming to the internet to check but then I run into this???

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    1. Hi Suzanne, Sorry to confuse you, we simply mean that those foods that we've mentioned above have been tested and are included in the new book, not that they are low FODMAP. Guava and feijoa are both 'red' foods with very high levels of FODMAPs, but we still need to include them so people know we have tested them.

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  9. Why does the app not have these food updated e.g. Goji berries? Is it possible to add an inquiry function to allow the user send the unlisted food to Monash U? Once it's replied and confirmed, the app can push a notification of the reply. Also Monash U can add the food into the app.

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    1. Hi Shaniece,

      We have tested goji berries and they'll be in the next update of the app. Our app developers have been experiencing some delays in getting the update out, so our booklet is currently more up-to-date than the app.

      Goji berries are only low FODMAP in fairly small serves (<1 tbsp) due to high levels of fructans and GOS. We already have an extensive list of foods to be tested so we aren't taking any requests at the moment, but we'll forward your feedback onto our app developers.

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  10. Are kimchi and wasabi in low fodmap diet?

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    1. Hi Shaniece,

      We haven't tested kimchi or wasabi as of yet but we have found that fermentation does breakdown the FODMAPs in food. We suggest, like any food with an unknown FODMAP content, you introduce a small amount into your diet over 2-3 consecutive days and monitor symptoms. If it is tolerated, then it is safe to include. Remember, your diet only needs to be as strict as your symptoms demand.

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  11. Hi! I purchased the book late last year, so have the previous version. Is breadfruit high in FODMAPs? Thanks so much! Cheers, Megan

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    1. Hi Megan,
      Thank you for purchasing our book! We hope you have found it helpful.
      We haven't tested breadfruit unfortunately, so cannot specify its FODMAP content.
      For any foods with unknown FODMAP content we suggest the following: http://on.fb.me/1Ijq6ad

      Hope that helps.
      Kindly, Emily

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  12. Hi!
    Are you able to confirm whether miso is high fodmap? I have the iphone app, but no update thus far.

    thanks!

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    1. Hi there, I just updated my iPhone app, and when I opened it, it wanted another minute or two to download more files. It does now show miso paste 12grams or 2 sachets as being low FODMAP for all 4 FODMAP groups. As some miso paste contains barley or even onion/garlic, you should still check the label on yours. I love Miso soup, or even just using Miso as a flavor boost to soups, stocks and sauces, so I am really happy to see this addition.

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  13. Hi gaiatrapeze,

    Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest newly tested foods and updates from our team at Monash University. Info for miso paste below:

    https://www.facebook.com/MonashFODMAP/photos/pb.699391810166190.-2207520000.1445839484./767151046723599/?type=3&theater

    Kind regards,
    The Monash FODMAP team

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