FODMAP Sauces

Without support, a low FODMAP diet can often feel rather restrictive. One category that people often struggle with the most whilst following a low FODMAP diet is sauces. This is largely due to the fact that sauces generally contain multiple ingredients, making it harder to identify whether the product is in fact low or high in one or more FODMAPs. Many sauces also contain onion and garlic, which are high FODMAP.

Here’s a list of some low risk sauces to enjoy during the elimination phase of a FODMAP diet. 

Soy sauce. Although some soy products are in fact high FODMAP, such as silken tofu and soy milk created with whole soybeans, the fermentation process that is used to create soy sauce actually reduces the FODMAP content of the end product. Individuals on a low FODMAP diet can usually enjoy soy sauce in serving sizes of up to 2 tablespoons (roughly 42g) without triggering symptoms.  For a gluten-free version – opt for a GF soy or tamari.

Mayonnaise. Supermarket bought mayonnaise can in fact be low FODMAP. Check the ingredients list and opt for brands that contain only egg yolks, lemon juice, vinegar and oil. Brands to be more cautious of are the ones that state onion or garlic powder in the ingredients, or spices or natural flavourings. Otherwise, enjoy up to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise but be mindful that the fat content may trigger symptoms.

Oyster sauce. If you’re into Asian cooking, this one will be music to your ears! Oyster sauce is low FODMAP in amounts of up to 1 tablespoon (or 20g). Larger servings of 2 tablespoons or more may trigger symptoms due to the products fructan content.  Oyster sauce is made with oysters, salt and sugar. 

Fish sauce. Enjoy up to 1 tablespoon (44g) on a low FODMAP diet. This is another sauce that is very commonly used to bring out the flavours of Asian based dishes such as curries and stir fries. 

Miso paste. Like soy sauce, miso paste is another soy based product that undergoes fermentation. Miso paste can be used in amounts of up to 12 grams, which is approximately 2 teaspoons. Very popular in Japan, miso is a great addition to soups, salad dressings, or used as a glaze for oven baked fish or tofu. 

Balsamic Vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is safe in amounts of up to 1 tablespoon, despite generally being categorised as a moderate FODMAP product. Get too generous with your salad dressing though (i.e. 2 tablespoons or more per person), and you are heading into symptom trigger territory. 

Mustard. There are many types of mustard available on the supermarket shelves. The key is to check the ingredients list. Pass on the brands that contain onion or garlic powder. As with any product, be cautious of brands that list spices or natural flavours, as this may in fact be onion or garlic powder! 1 tablespoon is generally considered a low FODMAP serving of mustard. 

Worcestershire sauce. This sauce does usually contain onion and garlic, however because Worcestershire sauce is fermented, it is categorised by industry experts as low FODMAP in small amounts. One serving size is 2 tablespoons (around 42g). 

Ketchup or tomato sauce. A low FODMAP serving is suggested to be 13g, or roughly 2 teaspoons. Watch out for brands that contain onion/garlic.

Hot sauce. People with IBS may find that spice can trigger symptoms, so use hot sauce at your discretion. If it is tolerated, hot sauce brands that tend to be lower in FODMAP content are those with minimal ingredients; simply chillies, salt and vinegar. 

Salsa. Although harder to find, some salsas out there are FODMAP friendly. This means opting for brands that omit onions. We will list some helpful resources below! One product in particular that Monash University has tested and approved in 1.5 tablespoon servings is FODY mild or medium salsa. Alternatively, get creative and make your own!

Tahini. Hummus lovers and bliss ball makers rejoice! A 1 tablespoon (20g) serving is considered a low FODMAP amount of this delicious stuff! 

Quick Tips: 

  • Sauces that tend to be higher in FODMAPs are those that contain garlic, onion, or sweeteners. Learn how to read ingredient labels and alternative names for FODMAP ingredients. Speak with an Accredited Practising Dietitian if you need help. 
  • Sauces that contain FODMAP ingredients may be okay in small amounts. Learn ‘safe serving sizes’, such as the ones we have outlined for you in this article. 
  • When eating at cafes or restaurants, request for salad dressings, sauces, marinades or dips to be served on the side, so that you can monitor and add appropriate amounts. 
  • Individuals’ experiences with IBS and FODMP trigger types and amounts can vary. There is no one size fits all approach, so ‘go with your gut’ – if something feels fine for you, enjoy, but if it doesn’t, honour your body and adjust accordingly. 

There are some fantastic brands available in supermarkets, in health food stores and particularly online for people following a low FODMAP diet. Check out NOGO and FODMAPPED for their extensive range of sauces, condiments, and even pasta sauces. FOD Shop is another online hub offering FODMAP friendly sauces and condiments, as well as a huge variety of other food products and grocery items. 

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We take the protection of your personal information seriously. Personal information includes any information or opinion, whether true or not, about a person who is identified or whose identity can reasonably be established.

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We collect personal information for the purposes of delivering our products and services. We may collect information through our website www.verdenutrition.co (“Website”), or in the course of providing our services in person, verbally and/or in writing from time-to-time.

We collect personal information:

  • from our customers – when they register an enquiry, request an assessment for the purposes of nutritional counselling, purchase a nutritional or other health plan or associated package, purchase an eBook, or otherwise in the course of providing our services at any other time from time-to-time;
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The kind of personal information we may collect will depend on who you are (e.g. a client or third party service provider) and the nature of your interaction with us, and may include your full name, email address, age, weight, and any medical conditions or allergies/intolerances, billing information and other personal information. If you do not provide us with all the information we request, we may not be able to deliver our services.

Some personal information we collect may include health information as defined in the HRIP Act. We collect health information from customers for the purposes of providing nutritional counselling and associated nutritional plans.

This enables us to safely, appropriately and accurately provide our services and assess the needs of our customer in the provision of our services and to generally assist in optimising the quality of our service.

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We may use any personal information collected (excluding health information) to provide our services, operate the Website, send you our newsletter, respond to feedback and complaints, communicate with third party service providers, develop new services, or if needed to enforce our Disclaimer or Website Terms of Use with you. If you are a third party service provider, we will use your personal information to email you to accept your offer to provide services, correspond with you in relation to the provision of services and to pay your invoices.

In all cases, unless you have opted out, you consent to us using your personal information (excluding health information) for direct marketing purposes in order to tell you about our services. We may contact you by mail, telephone, email or SMS to market our products and services. We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving any future direct marketing correspondence.

Health Information

We comply with the Health Privacy Principles set out in the HRIP Act in the collection, use and disclosure of all health information. We collect your health information:

  • from our customers when they request an assessment for the purposes of nutritional counselling, and/or purchase a nutritional plan or associated package;
  • as necessary for the provision of our services, but only as necessary for the provision of our services, or as otherwise in accordance with your consent, or as may be required by law including Court order;
  • only from you (or from someone authorised by you) (including your caregiver if you have one);
  • with care, taking reasonable steps to ensure your information remains confidential and that any persons we disclose it to in accordance with this Privacy Policy are also required to keep it confidential;
  • with accuracy, on the basis that you may at any time request a copy of the health information that we hold by emailing us at: admin@verdenutrition.co. In the event our records are found to be inaccurate, we will rectify any inaccuracies on the basis of the further information you provide.
 

Disclosure and sharing:

We may disclose personal information (excluding health information) to third parties for purposes associated with your purchase of our services and to third party service providers we engage to help us deliver our services and for marketing purposes. We will only disclose personal information to additional third parties with your consent or if permitted or authorised to do so by law. Some places outside of Australia may not have adequate data protection laws at all or may offer differing levels of protection of personal information which are not as high as in Australia. By submitting personal information to us, you acknowledge that, provided we have used your personal information in the ways set out in this Privacy Policy, we cannot be held responsible for any use of your data by third parties located overseas who receive and process your data.

Data security and quality:

We will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we collect and hold from misuse, loss and interference and from unauthorised access and modification, and to make sure it is accurate, complete and up-to-date when we collect, use or disclose it.

To assist us, please ensure you provide us with your correct details, and let us know if you believe the information we have about you is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading (and we will take reasonable steps to correct the information). We may take steps to destroy or permanently de-identify information when it is no longer needed for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed. We may retain and use de-identified information.

Our Website: www.verdenutrition.co 

Cookies:

We may use “cookies”; technology to store data on your computer using the functionality of your browser. Many websites do this because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer has visited the site before.

You can modify your browser to prevent cookie use – but if you do this our service (and our Website) may not work properly. The information stored in the cookie is used to identify you. This enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our Website.

In the course of serving advertisements to our Website (if any), third-party advertisers or ad servers may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser. The use of cookies by such third party advertisers or ad servers is not subject to this Privacy Policy, but is subject to their own respective privacy policies.

Access, correction and complaints:

You can request, and we will provide you with access to, any personal information we hold about you (including any health information) (subject to any applicable legal exceptions). Please also let us know if you have any concerns or complaints about the way we are handling your personal information so we can address them. Requests should be submitted by email to: admin@verdenutrition.co. Where our records are found to be inaccurate, we will promptly rectify any inaccuracies on the basis of the further information you provide.

Transfer in certain circumstances:

If there is a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganisation or liquidation of us then, in our sole discretion, we may transfer, sell or assign personal information collected to one or more relevant third parties.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms of Use and therefore the agreement between you and us (either in your capacity as a client or a third-party service provider). We may, from time to time, amend this Privacy Policy, in whole or part, in our sole discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy on www.verdenutrition.co.Depending on the nature of the change, we may announce the change on the www.verdenutrition.cohomepage or by email (if we have your email address). However, in any event, by continuing to use the Website and/or our service following any changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time, in whole or part, you must terminate your use of the Website and inform us immediately prior to any further receipt of our services.

Contact us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to request access to your personal information, correct or update you details or raise any privacy concerns you may have, please contact us at: admin@verdenutrition.co 

For further information on your privacy rights go to: www.privacy.gov.au

For further information on the HRIP Act, go to:

http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/hrip-act

http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/file_manager/FS-HPPs-for-agencies-May14-ACC_0.pdf