The Low FODMAP Diet

Researchers at Monash University developed the low FODMAP diet and are the leaders in FODMAP research. They have compiled the largest database of FODMAP foods content.

The low FODMAP diet is the only clinically proven diet that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Source: Department of Gastroenterology, Monash University. Use of this video granted with permission by Monash University (

How it works:

  1. Some people suffering from digestive issues (including IBS), absorb certain carbohydrates called FODMAPs poorly from the food they eat.

  2. When they reach the large intestine, these carbohydrates are fermented by bacteria and produce gas as a byproduct of fermentation. The water retention and excess gas production cause the intestines to expand, and the nerves around the intestines send pain signals to the brain.

  3. This process explains the symptoms of bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain and altered motility (either diarrhea or constipation, or both) common in IBS.

The Tuki team has worked closely with our partner Monash University to have our elimination phase recipes certified as low FODMAP.

Only recipes carrying the Monash University Low FODMAP Certified trademarks have been certified as being low in FODMAPs (see below) — Look for Monash's certification stamp. The certification process is detailed and comprehensive, so you can rest assured that every ingredient has been triple checked.