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About the Low FODMAP Diet

FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates found in everyday foods such as pasta, bread, onions, garlic, beans, milk, apples, honey, and mangoes. FODMAPs are commonly malabsorbed in the small intestine, causing uncomfortable symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What is the low FODMAP diet?

The Low FODMAP diet was first defined in 2004 by researchers at Monash University in Australia. It categorizes FODMAP foods that trigger gastrointestinal problems according to the type of carbohydrate they contain, i.e., Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols.

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OLIGOSACCHARIDES
DISACCHARIDES
MONOSACCHARIDE
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POLYOLS

Who benefits from a low FODMAP diet?

The Low FODMAP diet is the go-to dietary intervention for those suffering from IBS. One billion people worldwide suffer from IBS. There are 15 times more people who suffer from IBS than celiac disease, which gave rise to the gluten-free diet. Studies show that following a Low FODMAP diet can provide complete symptom relief for up to 75% of people suffering from IBS, which is characterized by recurrent episodes of lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

Introducing Fody, The Pioneer of Low FODMAP Foods in North America

Fody emerges as a beacon of hope for individuals with specific dietary needs in a world filled with dietary challenges. Fody, a proud B CORP certified company, has carved a unique niche by offering a range of delicious gut-friendly pasta sauces, salsas, and ketchup. These delicious condiments not only cater to dietary restrictions but also prioritize gut health, topmost manufacturing processes, and a strong commitment to sustainability.

Fody’s Pasta Sauces are a testament to the brand’s dedication to improving the lives of those with dietary sensitivities. These sauces are made with a blend of low FODMAP ingredients and cater to individuals with IBS and other digestive issues. The low FODMAP nature of these sauces means they are gentle on the digestive system, reducing bloating and discomfort while providing delicious flavor, so there are no sacrifices.

Other standout Fody products are their Salsas. These salsas are low FODMAP certified by Monash University, making them a safe and flavorful choice for individuals with IBS or other digestive troubles. By offering low FODMAP salsas, Fody transforms how people with digestive issues can enjoy their favorite Mexican-inspired dishes without worry.

One of Fody’s unique offerings is their Unsweetened Ketchup. Ketchup is a beloved condiment in many households, but traditional ketchups are often loaded with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Fody has created an unsweetened version that retains the tangy goodness of this classic condiment without added sugars or sugar substitutes. It’s perfect for those conscious of sugar intake or dietary sensitivities, allowing them to enjoy the familiar taste of ketchup without compromise.

Fody’s products go beyond dietary restrictions; they prioritize people’s gut health. They contain wholesome, high-quality ingredients, including California-grown tomatoes, fresh herbs, and extra virgin olive oil. These ingredients are carefully selected to ensure that individuals receive a delicious meal and vital nutrients contributing to their overall well-being.

Fody’s commitment to health and quality extends to its manufacturing processes. Each product undergoes rigorous quality control and testing, ensuring the highest standards are met. This attention to detail is a testament to Fody’s dedication to providing customers with confidence in the ingredients they consume.

As a B CORP certified company, Fody demonstrates a commitment to not only providing exceptional products but also making a positive impact on the environment and society. They support sustainable farming practices, use recyclable packaging materials, and minimize waste, reducing their ecological footprint and contributing to the planet’s well-being.

In conclusion, Fody’s Pasta Sauces, Salsas, and Unsweetened Ketchup are a testament to the brand’s dedication to health, quality, and sustainability. By catering to individuals with dietary sensitivities, Fody transforms the culinary experience for those with specific needs, ensuring they can enjoy flavorful and nutritious meals.

Cook up one of Fody’s fan favorites for an easy weeknight recipe that the whole family will love – Fody’s Creamy Tomato Pasta with Basil and Spinach!

Fody Recipe Pasta & Salad

Fody’s Creamy Tomato Pasta with Basil and Spinach
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients for the Pasta:

  • 12oz gluten-free penne pasta
  • 2 cups Fody Tomato Basil Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fody Garlic-Infused Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup lactose-free heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • Fresh basil, sliced (for garnish)

Ingredients for the Balsamic Side Salad:

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of green onion, sliced (green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup Fody Balsamic Vinaigrette

Directions for the Pasta:

  1. Boil the pasta according to the package’s directions, then drain it and set it aside.
  2. Next, heat 1 Tbsp of Fody Garlic-Infused Olive Oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add your sliced bell peppers and cook until they’re just tender. (About 2-3 minutes.)
  3. Next, add Fody Tomato Basil Sauce and your heavy cream and stir until the sauce is fully combined and warm throughout. Then add your spinach and cook until it’s slightly wilted.
  4. Toss the gluten-free pasta in your sauce and serve with shredded parmesan and fresh basil sprinkled over the top.

Directions for a Balsamic Side Salad:

  1. Add your mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and green onion to a large bowl and toss in Fody Balsamic Vinaigrette until fully coated. Then serve immediately with your creamy tomato pasta and enjoy.

Recipe credit: @kalefornia_kravings

Fody™ Ketchup, Pasta Sauce and Salsas


About the Author: Fody Foods

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Fody’s mission is to empower people to enjoy their favourite foods while removing the worry around digestive issues. They are proud to be a Certified B Corporation, meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.