Wheat is not allowed on the elimination phase of the FODMAPS elimination diet because wheat contains fructans. Sometimes, as I teach the diet to clients, it dawns on me they think I am referring only to whole wheat bread, or whole wheat flour when I say that wheat products are not to be consumed during the trial period.
This post aims to make clear that white bread and pasta are also made of wheat unless otherwise specified! You might see any one of the following "wheaty" ingredients listed on the food label or recipe (this list is not exclusive):
enriched flour or enriched wheat flour
all purpose flour
stone-ground wheat flour
durum wheat flour
whole wheat flour
white wheat flour
Still in doubt after reading the ingredients list? In the United States, products containing have a statement on the nutrition facts panel to the effect of "Contains: wheat".
For more information about the FODMAPS elimination diet, see IBS--Free at Last!