Sprouts – love them or hate them?

What do you think of Brussel sprouts? Like them or loath them? According to Compound interest website they are a real marmite vegetable, a gassy fodmap food but some people really love them! Check out the link below to learn more about the chemistry of the much maligned vegetable from the excellent chemistry website Compound Interest.


Sprouts also contain fructans which is responsible for the propensity of Brussel sprouts to be fermented by the gut microbiota, small amounts can be tolerated but don’t go over the top with your portion if you suffer from IBS and are following the low fodmap diet or are intolerant of fructans!

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