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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I am a state registered dietitian. My speciality is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and multiple food intolerances. I have had lots of experience in other areas of dietetics and I wished to start this blog to spread the word about evidence based dietary treatments and dispel much of the quackery that is common with these diseases. All information on this site is of a general nature and is based on UK based treatments and guidelines. Please see your healthcare practitioner should you need more country specific information.

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