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Low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet

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For a sorbet, our Low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet is actually very creamy in texture thanks to the rich creamy texture of ripe papaya itself. Did you know that papaya is a no FODMAP food? That is what inspired us to make this sweet sorbet, with a hint of lime. You do need an ice cream maker.

low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in clear goblet; aqua napkin, white backdrop

Papaya Contains No FODMAPs

Monash University has lab tested ripe papaya and it is one of our favorite NO FODMAP foods. Folks often think that fruits and vegetables are off limits during Elimination, and we are here to inspire you with delicious recipes like this to incorporate into your diet. We love eating papaya straight out of the skin with a spoon, or as part of a fruit salad, but this sorbet is yet another showcase for this underutilized fruit.

vertical image of low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in clear goblet; aqua napkin, white backdrop

Choosing Papayas

You want a ripe papaya for our Low FODMAP Papaya Lime sorbet. Look for a rich golden yellow skin with very little to no green at all. It should feel heavy for its size and soft when very gently pressed with a finger. Avoid any fruit with bruises or mushy spots.

low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in small footed glass dish with aqua napkin

Note that you need to end up with 2-pounds (910 g) of papaya flesh, which means you need to buy more whole papaya. It is hard to gauge how much more. I would buy 4-pounds (1.8 kg) and be happy with any extra.

Prepping Papaya

Cut your papaya lengthwise. Separate the two halves and you will see the gorgeous, brightly colored flesh and lots of glossy black seeds.

ripe papaya cut open to reveal orange flesh and black seeds on blue background; vertical image

The seeds might look strange, and there are a lot of them. They are actually edible but are not to everyone’s liking. They are a bit peppery and their texture is one of those that you like or really don’t. Try if you like! (No idea of FODMAP content, though).

Lime & Acidity

Very often a recipe with include a squeeze of lemon juice, or in this case, lime. It can often seem like an afterthought, being in such small amounts. Do not overlook the recommendation of this addition of an acid. Acidity provides balance in many recipes, such as this one, which would be simply sweet, and possibly a bit cloying, without it. Fresh squeezed here is best.

How To Make Low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet

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Place the ingredients in your blender carafe:

papaya, sugar, water and lime juice in blender carafe

Then blend until smooth. You can see how creamy the mixture is, even before processing in your ice cream machine.

papaya, sugar, water and lime juice in blender carafe - all blended

Just scrape this mixture into a container to chill for several hours so that it is cold when you place it in your ice cream machine. A pre-chilled mixture will yield the best finished texture for sorbets and ice creams.

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low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in clear goblet; aqua napkin, white backdrop
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Low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet

For a sorbet, our Low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet is actually very creamy in texture thanks to the rich creamy texture of ripe papaya itself. Did you know that papaya is a no FODMAP food? That is what inspired us to make this sweet sorbet, with a hint of lime. You do need an ice cream maker.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 quart (960 ml); serving size 1/2 cup (120 ml); 8 servings

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 2- pounds (910 g) ripe papaya flesh,
  • Heaping ½ cup (99 g) sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Preparation:

  1. Scrape papaya into blender carafe and add sugar, water and lime juice and blend until smooth. Transfer to storage container and refrigerate 6 hours, or overnight. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions. Freeze in airtight container and eat preferably within 4 days.

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FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Lime Juice: Monash University has lab tested lime juice and it is low FODMAP in 1 cup (250 g) amounts (double that of lemon juice, as an interesting fact).
  • Papaya: Monash University has lab tested ripe papaya and it contains no FODMAPs.
  • Sugar: Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested white, granulated sugar. Monash states that a Green Light low FODMAP serving size of white sugar is 1/4 cup (50 g). FODMAP Friendly simply states that they have tested 1 tablespoon and that it is low FODMAP. Regular granulated white sugar is sucrose, which is a disaccharide made up of equal parts glucose and fructose. Sucrose is broken down and absorbed efficiently in the small intestine.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.

low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in small footed glass dish with aqua napkin