How to use the FoodMarble Food Library
The food library is a database packed full of ingredients and meals. Each entry provides a breakdown of FODMAP information and basic nutritional information in the selected food(s).
The library can be used as a reference, alongside other sources such as the Monash app, to estimate the FODMAP content in the foods you're eating.
Remember there can be variation between information sources because of the factors influencing the ingredients (examples: plant variety, growth conditions, country of origin, to name but a few). If you notice a discrepancy in our FODMAP read-out versus another source, this may explain why.
The library can be especially helpful to those who are navigating the low FODMAP diet for the first time.
In the image below, you'll see that we use the easy to interpret traffic light colour coding system to communicate low, medium and high FODMAP foods at a glance:
Green = low FODMAP
Orange = medium FODMAP
Red = high FODMAP
Default portion sizes listed are typically based on standard individual cooked portions.
You can search for a food using the search bar within the library or scroll through.
High FODMAP foods are highly fermentable. If you find yourself experiencing high levels of fermentation together with symptoms after logging meals that contain lactose for instance, you can use the food library to search for alternative low FODMAP dairy options (such as butter and brie cheese) or even non-dairy options, which are becoming increasingly popular nowadays.
We are constantly adding to the FoodMarble food library with each new app update. If you notice any foods missing from the food library, make sure to let us know and we'll prioritise adding your suggestions - email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Updated on: 11/10/2023