Corn Starch is a popular ingredient used to thicken foods like Gravy, but is it safe to eat on the Paleo diet? In this post our team of Paleolithic diet experts reviewed if you can keep cooking with Corn Starch without hurting your diet.
Whis is Corn Starch Not Paleo Safe?
The main reason that Corn Starch is NOT Paleo is because it is made of Corn. Since Corn is not allowed on the diet it only makes sense that Corn Starch is also a No-No. Sometimes small amounts, like a tablespoon of cornstarch, are used in cooking. Instead of ruining your diet you can substitute in Paleo safe alternatives for Corn Starch like:
- Tapioca Flour
- Arrowroot Flour
Our Final Say
Corn Starch is high in carbs, calories, and has little nutritional value. It might seem like a healthy ingredient to thicken your favorite soup but it is not part of the Paleo diet!
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