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Are you one of the many people who avoids foods fortified with folic acid? Want to find a Houston pizza without folic acid? Read on.
Folic Acid vs. Folate
Hearing that someone is going “gluten free” is common these days. That is now part of our food vocabulary. But something maybe not as common is hearing someone say they are avoiding Folic Acid. Folic Acid is a good thing, right? Pregnant women need a lot of it?
Yes. Well, sort of. Folic Acid has been added to our baked goods in the USA since 1998. Folic Acid is the synthetic form of Folate. Folate is a naturally occurring mineral found in green leafy vegetables among other things. It is fabulous and helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
But. Folic Acid is synthetic and some people cannot properly break it down in their body. Folate, on the other hand, is naturally occurring and good for all. (Read this article in the Harvard School of Public Health.)
For people looking to avoid the synthetic Folic Acid, it is important to read labels. It turns out, Italian flour is not fortified with folic acid, while most United States Flours are. So… back to the pizza.
Pizza in Houston with No Added Folic Acid
Note: all pizza places are linked to the area of their website where they mention the Italian flour, “tipo 00”.
- 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza – Locations in Katy, Deer Park, Southeast Houston
- Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana – Locations on Memorial Drive and Montrose.
- Cane Rosso – Locations in the Heights and Montrose
- MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company – Coming soon to Katy, Pearland, and Richmond Avenue
These may not be the only pizza places using imported Italian flour, but these are the only ones I found with that information on their website. Do you know of another? Comment below and I’ll add it to the list.
And don’t forget to eat your spinach, broccoli, chickpeas, beans, and lentils for your folate!