Allergy diet - sucrose low
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide a diet with reduced sucrose content.
Avoids fruits and vegetables naturally high in sucrose (> 5g per 100g), and foods with high levels of added sugar.
Sucrose malabsorption or intolerance.
It is not possible to provide a full list of all permitted commercial products; the following are general guidelines only. It is important to check the label of commercial foods to eliminate foods with high levels of total sugar (> 10g per 100g).
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||All others, including all plain cooked meat, poultry, fish, eggs and legumes||Dishes cooked with dried fruit or added sugar|
|Sauces with added sugar, e.g. tomato sauce, sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, plum sauce|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||All others||Pumpkin|
Beetroot, pumpkin, sweet corn
Canned vegetables with added sugar
|Sandwiches||All others||Any with sweet fillings, e.g. chutney|
|Salads, dressings||All other ingredients|
Beetroot, canned bean salad
Chutney, mayonnaise, coleslaw dressing
All plain breads, white and wholemeal
Breakfast cereals with ≤ 10g sugar per 100g, e.g. rolled oats, Weet-Bix™, Corn Flakes®, Rice Bubbles®, Bran Flakes®
Sweetened or fruit breads
Breakfast cereals with added fruit or honey, or total sugar content > 10g per 100g
|Spreads||Butter, margarine, peanut butter, Vegemite™||Jam, honey, Nutella®|
|Hot breakfast choices||All others||Canned baked beans or spaghetti|
|Fruit||All other fresh or canned fruit in juice only|
Fresh and canned: apples, apricots, bananas, mandarins, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pineapple, fruit salad, stewed prunes
All dried fruit
|Yoghurt||Natural yoghurt with no added sugar|
|All sweetened fruit and vanilla yoghurts|
Sweetened desserts and puddings
Ice-cream and all toppings
|Milk and cheese|
Plain milk (full and low fat)
Flavoured milk, milkshakes
|Beverages||Tea, coffee, milk, low-joule cordial||Fruit juices, soft drinks, cordial, Milo®|
|Biscuits||Savoury crackers, e.g. water biscuits||Plain sweet biscuits and those with added fruit or chocolate|
|Miscellaneous||Artificial sweeteners, salt, pepper||Confectionery, sugar|
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand. NUTTAB Online searchable database: foods that contain sucrose.