South Beach Diet - Black Bean salsa




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canadianwoman
05-07-2012, 07:24 PM
I am thinking about getting some black bean salsa so I can put a tablespoon on my fish or eggs but I am not sure if it is Phase 1 friendly. Here are the ingredients listed:

Crushed and diced tomatoes, water, black beans, onions, green chili peppers, sweet green peppers, distilled vinegar, jalapeno peppers, corn starch, salt, garlic, spices, cilantro.

What do you think? I am concerned about the corn starch but everything else seems fine.


onestar
05-08-2012, 01:10 AM
Cornstarch has 7 grams of carb per tablespoon (white flours has 6 grams of carbs per tblspn), but more thickening power. According to the corn starch manufacturers you only need half as much cornstarch as flour

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i'm guessing your salsa wont use that much corn starch and is probably added just to cut down on the fluidity of the water. i think it is safe.

cottagebythesea
05-08-2012, 06:30 AM
I'm sure the amount of cornstarch in a serving would be negligible, so go ahead and enjoy it. It's when cornstarch is listed as one of the first three ingredients that you should be wary.


TwynnB
05-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Mmmmmm, sounds delish!

canadianwoman
05-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Thanks everyone for the help. It is 3 carbs per a 2 tbsp serving (with 1 gram of dietary fiber) according to what it says on the jar so that is not bad in the grand scheme of things but I was more worried about the cornstarch.
I will try it and see how it goes.

jenne1017
05-08-2012, 11:35 AM
remember, South Beach is not a carb limited diet - many of the foods we eat ARE carbs.

canadianwoman
05-08-2012, 12:11 PM
remember, South Beach is not a carb limited diet - many of the foods we eat ARE carbs.

I know but I tend to like to keep my carbs on the low-ish scale with the bulk of them coming from non-starchy vegetables.

Munchy
05-08-2012, 01:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the help. It is 3 carbs per a 2 tbsp serving (with 1 gram of dietary fiber) according to what it says on the jar so that is not bad in the grand scheme of things but I was more worried about the cornstarch.
I will try it and see how it goes.

It's super easy to make salsa and you don't need cornstarch Link (http://caloriecount.about.com/black-bean-salsa-recipe-r1918).