Which grains and vegetables are ZeroPoints on Purple?
- More starchy vegetables (including potatoes and sweet potatoes)
- Whole-grain pasta and noodles
- Brown and wild rice
- Oher whole grains such as oats, quinoa, rye, barley, and spelt
Can I grind ZeroPoint grains into flour and use them to make ZeroPoint bread and muffins?
- If you’re making a recipe using ZeroPoint grains in their whole form and then adding other ingredients to it, you only have to count the ingredients that have SmartPoints.
- If you are processing oats or other whole grains into flour (or using a store bought flour), it should be tracked as the food it is (e.g. oat flour).
Here’s a little cheat sheet:
- Brown rice flour, chickpea flour, black bean flour, and whole-grain flours = SmartPoints values
- Brown rice, chickpeas, black beans, and whole grains = ZeroPoint foods
Can I grind a different ZeroPoint food, like black beans or chickpeas, into a flour to make homemade pasta?
Which types of pasta and noodles are zero on Purple?
- All grain-based pastas such as whole wheat, brown rice, and quinoa
- Pastas made with flour from ZeroPoint foods, such as beans, chickpeas, lentils, konjac (shirataki), and others
You’ll find the full list here.
What about pre-made pasta?
If you’re using pasta from a grocery store, restaurant, or meal kit that contains additional ingredients such as sugar, enriched wheat flour, xanthan gum, or pea protein isolate, these pastas WILL have SmartPoints and should be tracked.
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