This simple sugar is a FODMAP that occurs naturally in vegetables like beets and sweet potatoes and fruits like berries and melons. It’s also found in agave and processed foods that contain added sugars.
Most of us can tolerate moderate amounts of fructose, but there are those who can’t. In those who have a fructose intolerance, the body does not absorb fructose efficiently. This results in IBS-like symptoms.