27 October 2014

FODMAP content of tomato sauce & ketchup

Tomato Sauce & Ketchup: Newly tested for FODMAP content

By Monash FODMAP Team

We have received many requests about the FODMAP content of tomato sauce. We have now tested tomato sauce from Australia and also tomato ketchup from the USA.

Please Note: Tomato sauce and ketchup tend to be high in salt and sugars and so should be consumed in moderation.

Tomato Sauce (Australia)

FODMAP RATING

Tomato sauce - 1 serve

(2 sachets, 13 grams, 0.45 ounces)

LOW

Tomato sauce  – ½ serve

(1 sachet, 6 grams, 0.23 ounces)

LOW

Tomato sauce sourced from Australia has been given an overall rating of green.   The serving sizes specified here are low in FODMAPs and should be tolerated by most individuals with IBS.  Large quantities of tomato sauce (26 grams or 4 sachets) contains moderate amounts of Oligos-fructans, intake should be limited.

Ketchup (USA), sweetened with sucrose

FODMAP RATING

Ketchup (USA)- 1 serve 

(2 sachets, 0.90 ounces or 26 grams)

HIGH

Ketchup (USA)  – ½ serve 

(1 sachet, 0.45 ounces or 13 grams)

LOW

Tomato Ketchup sourced from the USA that has been sweetened with sucrose has been given an overall rating of red.   The serving size specified here (1 serve= 2 sachets, 0.90 ounces) is high in Oligos-fructans and should be avoided by most individuals with IBS.   However, a smaller quantity of tomato ketchup (1 sachet, 0.45 ounces) is low in FODMAPs and should be tolerated by most individuals with IBS.  

Ketchup (USA), sweetened with high fructose corn syrup

FODMAP RATING

Ketchup (USA)- 1 serve 

(2 sachets, 0.90 ounces or 26 grams)

HIGH

Ketchup (USA)  – ½ serve 

(1 sachet, 0.45 ounces or 13 grams)

LOW

Tomato Ketchup sourced from the USA that has been sweetened with high fructose corn syrup has been given an overall rating of red.   The serving size specified here (1 serve= 2 sachets, 0.9 ounces) is high in Oligos-fructans and should be avoided by most individuals with IBS.   However, a smaller quantity of tomato ketchup (1 sachet, 0.45 ounces) is low in FODMAPs and should be tolerated by most individuals with IBS.   

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