FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion app

FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion app

  • An app to help users identify low and high FODMAP foods.
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FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion app By Appstronaut Studios


  • List of foods categorised as low or high FODMAP.
  • Free version has limited features.
Clinical review 

Free version:

2 star review

Paid version:

3 star review

Read a clinical review, including safety concerns, below.

Security and privacy

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Cost Free (basic); paid upgrade

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How to get the app

The app is divided into 3 main sections - search, analysis and challenge. Overall very few features are available in the free version.

  • Search: has an alphabetical list of foods indicating whether they are low or high FODMAP. Users can search by food name or food category. There is an Add an item feature that allows you to add an item yourself (which seems complicated) or send a request to the developers. More detailed information on each of the food items is available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only.
  • Analysis: users can view analysis for their own experience by food category and FODMAP group and allows you to compare it with the communities experiences. Available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only.
  • Challenge: provides details on how to re-introduce high FODMAP food after you've eliminated from your diet. Available on Premium option (paid upgrade) only. 

For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link) (android) or the app website and for a detailed review, see reviews below.


Search is easy to use — intuitive and simple. 

Record personal experience for different foods and view the community experience.

Food challenge section.

Appears to be regularly updated.

Free version offers few features and limited use - access to more features requires paid upgrade.

Very limited information about the low FODMAP diet and how to go about a low FODMAP trial.

Limited breakdown for FODMAP content for differing quantities of foods.

No apparent input from medical professionals.

No journaling option.

List of foods are mainly US based - does not recognize New Zealand names such as kumara but uses sweet potato instead.

Clinical review

Free version:2 star review

Paid version:
3 star review
Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: March 2018
Comments: This app is useful for people with irritable bowel syndrome who would like to try the low FODMAP diet. It allows you to look up the FODMAP content of different foods and record a food challenge. The app provides an accurate, searchable and filterable list of the fodmap content of hundreds of foods. There is also a free version, but I would not recommend this as it doesn’t show you the breakdown of the FODMAP content which is very important. It is cheaper than the gold standard Monash app but provides fewer features and notably has very limited information about the diet and no information about how to follow a trial. Unless price was very important I would recommend investing a few more dollars to get the Monash app instead. The one feature it does provide over the Monash app is a food challenge where you trial a food for three days and then record your response, so it could potentially be used in conjunction with the Monash app.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: No issues of concern.

Common foods containing FODMAPS(external link) Healthy Live Media Ltd
Low FODMAP diet - user guide(external link) Monash University, Australia, 2012

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