Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) is fast approaching, and it seems like Monash University prepared a little gift for us. According to tradition, at Rosh Hashana we dip apple in honey, to symbolise our wishes for a sweet new year.
Well, well, well. It seems like according to the new Monash FODMAP app updates, apples were retested – and the results are promising. According to the app, when it comes to pink lady apples, 2 tablespoons are Low FODMAP. That’s actually not bad – it’s a nice piece of apple, which we can now safely enjoy. Note that granny smooth apples (the green ones) are Low FODMAP only at 2 teaspoons. The other apple types were not tested by Monash yet.
As for the honey – it is still high FODMAP, no news there. Nonetheless, I can suggest two things:
If you haven’t done it yet, now can be a good time to challenge honey (excess fructose). I was actually happy to discover that I am fine with one teaspoon of honey. Unfortunately, 2 teaspoons were beyond my limit. But now at least I know that I CAN have a small piece of apple with a bit of honey on Rosh Hashana!
Replace honey with maple syrup. Chances are everyone around you on the table will want to try this combination themselves haha.
Great news for apple lovers.
Let’s hope for a fantastic, sweet New Year.