Many people don’t bother to think twice about tomatoes until their doctor says they can’t have them. This isn’t shocking in the slightest, seeing as how so many types of foods contain at least a tiny portion of the bright-red fruit, from fresh salads to BBQ sauce.
But what about the 10-15% of people in the world with irritable bowel syndrome? Is it safe for them to consume tomato-based products? Are tomatoes FODMAP?
You see, there are certain foods that have been closely associated with IBS, including dairy and gluten. But when it comes to the nightshade fruit we all know as tomatoes, can someone with IBS partake, or should it go in the bin?