POST UPDATED MARCH 2018 –
This post was written back in 2015 when no certified low-FODMAP bread existed. At that time, I had asked a few Australians which gluten-free and wheat-free bread they liked. As the low-FODMAP diet changes and more brands are becoming certified low-FODMAP, I will be updating posts to reflect those changes and keep you the consumer in the loop!
The list below (scroll down) under where it says OLD POST – includes the Australians choices in 2015 but they are not certified low-FODMAP. I will still keep the old information below in place for those who have finished all phases of the low-FODMAP diet, who know their FODMAP threshold and can handle the only high-FODMAP in question in some of the bread listed, which is: soy flour. The FODMAP friendly program gave 50 grams of soy flour a FAIL rating.
To update my post, here are the certified low-FODMAP bread products that you can buy in Australia. The following have been certified low-FODMAP by the FODMAP Friendly Program.
Certified low-FODMAP bread brands you can buy now in Australia
Alpine Breads – “Our bread is produced by a slow sourdough fermentation process that has been in our family since the early 1930s. This processing reduces the levels of FODMAPs (specifically fructans) because the fructans are used by the yeasts and lactobacilli during fermentation. The grains in our bread have also been sprouted which people find easier to digest”. Spelt & Barley, Spelt & Sprouted Grains, Sour Rye.
Bakers Delight – Whole Grain Low-FODMAP Loaf. Bakers Delight can be found in more than 700 locations across Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand.
Genius Gluten Free – pita bread, crumpets, soft rolls and sandwich loaves.
Purebred – buns, bagels, seeded rolls, loaves and sandwich rolls.
The following have been certified low-FODMAP by Monash:
Bodhi’s Bakehouse – Spelt 2 (Spelt sourdough bread).
Brumby’s Quinoa & Linseed LOW FODMAP Loaf.
Naturis’ Low Fodmap Wholemeal Spelt Bread, Low Fodmap Wholemeal Spelt Chia & Sunflower Seeds.
Schär – Gluten-Free Pizza Base.
OLD POST – (***If you have not read the first paragraph of this post, please do so before reading this older post).
Here in the U.S., it seems as though we have plenty more to choose from when it comes to foods that are wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free – free of many things! So when I heard some of our FODMAP Life fans in Australia say they were having trouble finding some decent brands of wheat free, gluten free breads, I started asking around.
Here is what I found – click on the links for more information about where to buy and find these breads.
If you are an Aussie reading this, I’d love your comments below for any additional brands that you like. Thanks!
Naturis Organic Rice Loaf – Ingredients: Whole brown rice, rice flour, rice leaven, cold pressed sunflower oil, sea salt and purified water added. Free of: Gluten, wheat, yeast sugar and dairy.
Healthybake Organic Gluten Free Bread – Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Flour, Filtered Water, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Olive Oil, Vegetable Gum (E464), Organic Soy Flour, Yeast, Sea Salt.
Deek’s Quinoa Loaf – water, tapioca, quinoa (21%), soy flour, sunflower oil, vinegar, yeast, sugar (to activate the yeast), salt, guar gum. Free of: Gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, artificial flavors. Fructose friendly. 🙂
Zehnder Wholemeal Bread – I had to reach out to them to get the ingredients as I couldn’t find it on their website. Ingredients: Water, Modified Tapioca Starch, Rice Bran, Whole Rice Flour, Maize Starch, Tapioca Starch, Whole Soy Flour, Canola Oil, Glucona Delta Lactone, Bicarbonate Soda, Linseed Meal, Sugar, Dry Yeast, Salt, Cellulose (464), Xanthan Gum (415), Guar Gum (412). Free of gluten, dairy, yeast, soy, corn and eggs. May Be Present: Sesame.
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Thanks again Colleen 🙂 was wondering where can we buy great breads like this online in the USA??? I have difficulty finding. these loaves seem healthier than ones I have found elsewear!! Thanks!! Jen
its not necessarily that there aren’t many brands about, I have trouble having easy access to them. I find Helga’s gluten free range ok from Coles.
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Thank you! I’ll check them out.
Yes, I live in an outback Town, we have a woolworths and coles but they do not stock many Gluten free items. I have found the Helgas but only as a white loaf. I was talking to someone who has been gluten free longer than I have and she said that the range in the local stores is improving but our stores don’t stock as many different things as city stores would. I’d like to get organic vegetables too but again the range is very small.
Does your supermarket at least have frozen organic veggies? If done right, those veggies should be frozen quickly after they are picked, to retain essential nutrients. There’s always time to start a little garden too 🙂 For gluten-free would you take part in a service that sent GF products to your house on a monthly basis?
Lots of these contain soy protein which is high fodmap??
Hi Amelia, Thank you for catching that. The low-FODMAP diet changes often, and from time to time I go back to old posts to update them – please now read the updated post. Thank you ~
I’m confused – all the breads except maybe one you’ve listed as Monash Approved low fodmap contain gluten? I think you’re providing misinformation. Even spelt sourdough technically contains gluten…
I haven’t looked into the others you listed here
Hi Lachlan, It’s quite normal to be confused about gluten and wheat on the low-FODMAP diet. The diet is not a gluten-free diet but a diet that restricts large amounts of wheat. For example, per Monash, you can have a 1/2 cup of wheat pasta as the levels of fructans are low enough and low-FODMAP. Anything more than that serving and the pasta becomes moderate to HIGH in FODMAPs. Learn more here: https://fodmaplife.com/2015/04/01/feeling-frustrated-learn-the-differences-of-gluten-free-wheat-free-for-the-low-fodmap-diet/