Evaluation of FODMAP Carbohydrates Content in Selected Foods in the United States

J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:252-255. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.03.038. Epub 2018 Apr 26.


We analyzed the fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide, and polyols (FODMAP) content of several foods potentially low in FODMAP which are commonly consumed by children. We determined that several processed foods (eg, gluten-free baked products) had unlabeled FODMAP content. Determining FODMAP content within foods distributed in the US may support educational and dietary interventions.

Keywords: FODMAP; intolerance; irritable bowel syndrome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dietary Carbohydrates / analysis*
  • Disaccharides / analysis*
  • Food Labeling
  • Humans
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / etiology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / prevention & control
  • Monosaccharides / analysis*
  • Nutritive Value*
  • Oligosaccharides / analysis*
  • Sugar Alcohols / analysis*
  • United States


  • Dietary Carbohydrates
  • Disaccharides
  • Monosaccharides
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Sugar Alcohols