Meaning of FODMAP in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɒdmap/


  • One of a group of compounds thought to contribute to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and similar gastrointestinal disorders. The term is used mainly with reference to a diet that is low in these compounds (which are mainly carbohydrates)

    ‘foods high in FODMAPs include barley, yogurt, apples, apricots, pears, and cauliflower’
    • ‘sufferers of bloating and other digestive complaints can gain relief from their symptoms by following a low FODMAP diet’


Early 21st century: acronym from fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.