Cauliflower is good for you. Like broccoli, it is high in fiber, low in carbs, and chock full of valuable vitamins and minerals. But what about cauliflower pizza crust? Does turning it into a crust change the nutritional value?
It depends on how you make the crust, but in general, the nutritional value of cauliflower pizza crust is still high. Few other ingredients are added, which in any case tend to add more nutritional value.
At a Glance: Nutritional Value of Cauliflower Crust
We know our own cauliflower pizza crusts pretty well, so here is the nutritional profile for a 1/3 crust (56 grams):
- 93 calories
- 7 grams of protein
- 2 grams of carbs
- 7 grams of fat
- 2 grams of fiber
- 0 grams of sugar
In addition to cauliflower, our crusts also contain mozzarella cheese and egg. These help bind the ingredients together, and also add more protein.
Cauliflower pizza crust contains a lot more protein than ordinary cauliflower. That’s because protein-rich binding ingredients are added to the mix. While we use mozzarella and egg, other crusts may add chickpea flower or other ingredients.
Protein is an important macronutrient. It helps your body grow and repair tissue, which is especially important after a workout.. Protein also helps you stay full for longer, by suppressing the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Although most people need lots of carbs to function, if you are on keto, you need to make sure you get as few carbs as possible.
Thankfully, cauliflower pizza crust tends to be very low in carbs. That’s because cauliflower is already low in carbs, and binding ingredients like eggs or cheese are even lower.
Cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to add more fiber to your diet. Fiber helps regulate digestion and keeps you full for longer. Modern diets, especially in Western countries, tend to be low in fiber, which means anything you can get is good.
Are Cauliflower Pizza Crusts Gluten-free?
In general, yes! KBosh’s crusts are, as are most recipes.
However, you could theoretically make a gluten-filled pizza crust by adding flour as a binder. This would sort of defeat the purpose, though, since if you add wheat flower you almost might as well just make a traditional pizza crust.
Compared to Traditional Crusts
Cauliflower pizza crust is way, way healthier than traditional, wheat-based pizza crusts. Traditional crusts are not based around vegetables at all, and consequently have almost zero fiber.
And of course, they are off limits to anyone who is gluten free.
Cauliflower pizza crusts are a great alternative to traditional crusts. They are keto friendly, gluten free, high in fiber and protein, and low in carbs. Also, they carry the many vitamins and minerals of ordinary cauliflower.
You can make your own cauliflower pizza crusts at home, or you can purchase premade crusts from vendors like KBosh. Our crusts are made from only cauliflower, egg, and mozzarella, so you know you are getting only high-quality, whole keto ingredients.