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Aug 10, 2009 12:54 PM

Gas Producing Foods

Which food or combination of foods causes you to produce the most gas?
For me it is pickled eggs with a few pints of beer.
Hoping to hear from you real soon.

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  1. "Hoping to hear from you real soon."
    pun intended...? ;)

    - Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes - they're worse when raw, but can be problematic even when cooked
    - raw cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli)
    - Sucralose/Splenda - i tried this stuff several times after it came out. unfortunately, every time, about 30 minutes later, it felt as though the creature from "Alien" was trying to claw its way out of my stomach. i now avoid it like the plague.
    - sugar alcohols (maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, etc) - not quite as bad as sucralose, but still pretty evil

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Yes, on the cruciferous veggies, but not if you eat them often!

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Sorbitol et al are used as laxatives. So don't chew a ton of gum!

        My gas has a delightful, floral scent and is highly prized.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Jerusalem artichokes are the worst (or best, depending on how you look at it). Been living on a pot of jerusalem artichoke soup for two days and I've been going like a bagpipe.

          I keep thinking about that Roald Dahl book "The BFG" and that special soda ...

        2. Burger King Onion Rings

          A big sushi binge'll do it every time too.

            1. I too have a traditional intestinal tract that reacts to beans in a carminative manner.

              I like that word - it sounds almost the exact opposite to its meaning, somewhat like pulchritudinous. And Doctor, you shall certainly hear from me if I'm ever passing your way.

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              1. re: Paulustrious

       used my favorite word: pulchritudinous. So true that the sound of the word doesn't really align with the meaning. First learned it from David Sedaris.

                Carminative is a good one also. Akin to another fun one: borborygmus.

                Paul, you must be a Scrabble and/or Crossword puzzle genius.

                1. re: woodandfine

                  Except I think borborygmus sounds like it's definition. My stomach very clearly sounds like it is saying borborygmus whenever it growls, lol.

                  1. re: woodandfine

                    From early childhood there was always a dictionary in the 'restroom'. For that I thank my father; at that age one remembers words - unlike now. I have spent many frustrated hours failing to do the Spectator crossword.

                2. Any type of beans (duh!).

                  Falafel (we call them "fart-lafels").

                  Artichokes (similarly called "fart-ichokes").

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                  1. re: GK in SO

                    Please don't tempt me...


                    ...and so on.

                    It all falls under the label of gastronomy.