Low-FODMAP Lemon or Lime Sugar Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

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Use this light and sweet low-FODMAP lemon or lime sugar to enhance your rim for a fancy low-FODMAP martini, to decorate low-FODMAP Lime Cakes, pies and low-FODMAP sugar cookies, stir into tea or anything else you wish. Low-FODMAP citrus sugar is low-FODMAP sunshine!

Substitute oranges for a different citrus flavor (like for a low-FODMAP Orange Bread).

Easy and so delicious,

You may love my low-FODMAP Key Lime Pie Martini recipe.  Or check out over 300 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog!  IBS-friendly.

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Lemon or Lime Sugar Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serving size: 1 tbsp

Servings: multiple


  • 1-1.5 cups white sugar (depending on how juicy your fruit is)
    • For vegan option, ensure vegan certified sugar is used
  • Juice from one lemon or lime
  • Zest from one lemon or lime
  • Extra peel, if desired for decorating


  • Combine sugar with juice and zest from one lemon or lime. Should be slightly clumpy, not saturated
  • Spread on cookie sheet or wax paper to dry for about an hour
  • Place in spice bottle to store for use
  • Hint: to make candied lemon or lime peel, take strips of peel (remove pith) and coil around your finger.  Place in sugar for 1-2 days to coat and dry. That easy!

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