theresaradio

Canned tomato and sauce

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 I am on day one and already am wondering about canned tomato sauce. the sauce I buy at Costco has 3 g of sugar per quarter cup. Is this allowed?

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I'm afraid not. No amount of sugar is allowed on W30. However, there are loads of compliant recipes available on-line,

eg:

Whole 30 Tomato Spaghetti Sauce:
1 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes
some Italian spices
Oregano
Salt and pepper
 
 
I also highly recommend the Well Fed recipe books and many of these recipes are also on-line.

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 Thank you so much!. Under pantry items in the book, they list tomato paste as a compliant food,  but there is a bit of sugar in it. Is that because it is used in such small amounts?

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My advice is to find a tomato paste which doesn't contain any sugar at all. My understanding of the 'rules' is that all sugar is out, even tiny amounts. The tomato paste I use (Cirio) only lists tomatoes under 'Ingredients'. 

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Take a look at the ingredient list, NOT the nutritional advice. If there is sugar listed in the ingredients then it's out. Tomatoes have naturally occuring sugar which is why it would appear in the nutritional advice.

The ingredients list is King.

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Thank you---  yes I was looking at the nutritional information in the nutrition box, and not the ingredient list.   Many of the compliant foods have naturally occurring carbohydrates in them. So I am just looking at the ingredient list that lists added sugar, correct?

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Just now, theresaradio said:

So I am just looking at the ingredient list that lists added sugar, correct?

Yes, just the ingredient list.

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