Why do some people need to avoid onions and garlic?
Garlic and onions are very high in the FODMAP – fructan - and are two of the most common triggers for anyone with IBS. This includes all red, white and brown onions, the whites of spring onions, leek and onion or garlic spice powders. Onions in particular, are very high in fructans, while garlic may be a little better tolerated by some people.
Unfortunately for anyone wanting to avoid onion and garlic, they are ingredients found in almost every cuisine and every style of cooking. They form the base of curries, stirfrys, pastas, stews and braises, soups, stocks and even salads from most countries around the world, making it difficult for anyone trying to avoid these ingredients to eat out or purchase pre-made items.
Due to the lack of onion and garlic free products on the market, we have created this category of meal range which are free from onion and garlic, making it easier for anyone avoiding them to have options. We also enjoy the challenge of producing really tasty meals using a range of alternative ingredients.
Learn more here: Should I avoid Onion & Garlic?