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Nushie’s Natural Ice Creamery is Nature and Health Magazine 2012 Product of the Year

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Nushies Natural Nature Health Award

Nushie’s Natural Chocolate Organic Ice Creamery has been announced by Nature and Health Magazine as the 2012 Organic Ice Cream Award Winner.


Highlights From the Irresistible Gluten Free Show: From Natalie Nott at Taste Kitchen: Nushies Natural is OK in a Low FODMAP Diet.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Gluten Free show was recently held in Melbourne and Nushie’s Natural products were successfully showcased.

Here is a recent blog from a well known Melbourne foodie and author Natalie Nott as appeared in

Natalie is author of The low FODMAP cookbook and blog.
She writes: “I am excited to be joining the Fructose Friendly Low FODMAP Recipes club. Here I hope to share with you a bit of inspiration for some delicious fructose friendly/low fodmap eating.
If you would like to see what I have been up to lately or find out more about The low FODMAP cookbook head over to”

She adds: “So, did I find any new and interesting low FODMAP products, you might ask. Well, there were a few gems. Here are my Irresistible Gluten Free Show highlights:

Nushies Natural
Chef Nush Galbally (that’s her dad in the picture) has created a range of gourmet wholefoods, including dairy free ice cream. The ice cream is made from cashews and coconut milk which current research suggests should be okay in a low FODMAP diet. I tried the tiramisu flavour and my little people had strawberry and vanilla; we are all pretty happy.

*Dr Sue Shepherd developed the low FODMAP diet in 2001. She has proven, through her pioneering PhD research, that limiting dietary FODMAPs is an effective treatment for people with symptoms of IBS. The low FODMAP diet has been published in international medical journals and is now accepted and recommended as one of the most effective dietary therapies for IBS. Abstracts of these articles are available in our GP/Specialist Section.

FODMAPs are found in the foods we eat. FODMAPs is an acronym (abbreviation) referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols*. These are complex names for a collection of molecules found in food, that can be poorly absorbed by some people. When the molecules are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of the digestive tract, these molecules then continue along their journey along the digestive tract, arriving at the large intestine, where they act as a food source to the bacteria that live there normally. The bacteria then digest/ferment these FODMAPs and can cause symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include abdominal bloating and distension, excess wind (flatulence), abdominal pain, nausea, changes in bowel habits (diarrhoea, constipation, or a combination of both), and other gastro-intestinal symptoms.