Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust: Everything About It

Whole Foods cauliflower pizza crust is another option for those looking for an alternative pizza crust for health and dietary reasons. The crust is naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and has a well-balanced range of macronutrients and nutritional values. 

Whole Foods’ crust is amongst the healthiest pre-made cauliflower crusts in the market. None of its ingredients is a compromise in exchange for eating a gluten-free crust. You won’t be settling for any funny-named additive or ingredient when using this crust as your base. 

Still, the crust is not a perfect all-around option. It meets certain dietary needs, but there are areas where it falls short.

In this article, we explain everything you need to know about this crust. You will learn about its nutritional facts, ingredients, dietary details, how healthy the crust is, and find answers to a few commonly asked questions.

So, read on to learn whether or not Whole Foods cauliflower pizza crust is the best fit for your needs.

Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust Nutrition Facts

Whole Foods crust’s calories and carb count are somewhat on the lower side, coming in at 110 calories and 13 grams of net carbs per slice. 

There are only two other cauliflower crust brands with less than 13 grams of carbs per slice, so Whole Foods’ crust can be seen as fairly low-carb.

Its protein content is one of the highest in pre-made cauliflower crusts too; each slice has 6 grams of protein.  That’s a good amount of protein in just one plain slice.

Even the sodium content is relatively lower compared to other cauliflower crusts. The bottom line is that they certainly got the numbers right with this crust.

Here is the nutrition label for Whole Foods’ cauliflower pizza crust:

Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust Nutrition Label

For a better perspective, look at the following side-by-side nutrition comparison of one slice of Whole Foods’ crust versus Caulipower’s, which is another brand offering pre-made cauliflower crust.  This side-by-side will give you a good idea of how Whole Food’s crust compares to other cauliflower crusts.

Whole Foods Cauliflower Crust
Caulipower's Cauliflower Pizza Crust Box
Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust Nutrition Label
Caulipower's Cauliflower Crust Nutrition Label

As you can see, Whole Foods crust’s numbers are much more waistline-friendly, but the question is, “does it taste as good as Caulipower’s crust?” Well, we answer that question along with many more in our Whole Foods cauliflower crust review post.

Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust Ingredients

Any pre-made food product’s ingredients can tell a lot about its quality.  The simpler and fewer ingredients, the better the quality.  Whole Foods cauliflower pizza crust is made with simple ingredients that you can pronounce.

The crust is made of 16 ingredients.  The ingredients are Cauliflower, Potato flour, Chickpea flour, Pasteurized milk, Cheese cultures, Salt, Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Marjoram, Microbial renne, Cage-free egg whites, Eggs, Xanthan gum, and Water.

These are all-natural ingredients without any funny-sounding additives or preservatives. This is a good indicator that Whole Foods cauliflower pizza crust is a healthy option.

For your reference, here is a breakdown of the ingredients by each food group and processing agents:

Cauliflower (Puree)
Potato (Flour)
Chickpea (Flour)
Xanthan Gum
Microbial Rennet (Thickening Enzyme)
Pasteurized Milk
Cheese Cultures
Dairy, Meat & Poultry
Cage-Free Egg Whites
Herbs and Spices

Is Whole Foods’ Cauliflower Pizza Crust Healthy?

You can consider Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust as one of the healthiest pre-made cauliflower crusts in the market.  The list of ingredients could have been smaller, but none of its ingredients are unhealthy.

Yuka.io (a mobile app analyzing food products based on nutritional value, additives, and organic status) gives Whole Foods’ crust a 75 score out of 100.  A 75 score is a pretty decent score, given that the Yuka app is very stringent with its ratings.

To better understand the health rating and the crust’s high score, take a look at this rundown of Yuka’s analysis that lists all positives and negatives of macronutrients and nutritional values of food products:

Yuka's Analysis of Whole Foods Cauliflower Crust

As you can see, the Yuka app does not have any negatives to report about Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust. This means that, nutritionally speaking, it is a good choice for a healthy pizza crust option.

But will this crust win your vote just because it gets a high health score? Is it crispy enough to hold multiple ingredients? Does it even taste good? 

Well, we did a few taste tests and the results are in our Whole Foods cauliflower crust review article.  

Is Whole Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust Diet Friendly?

Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust is not only healthy but also somewhat diet-friendly. Each slice has 110 calories, 13 grams of net carbs, and 6 grams of protein.

This means that you can indulge in a few slices of this crust without feeling guilty or compromising your diet goals. 

There are other cauliflower crusts with fewer calories and carbs, but Whole Foods’ crust is definitely one of the options for those watching their carbs.

Let’s see how Whole Foods’ crust does with specific diets and their unique restrictions:

Is Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust Keto Friendly?

Each slice of Whole Foods’ crust has 13 grams of net carbs.  The total net carbs for the whole crust adds to 52 grams.

If you’re on a strict Ketogenic diet, the carbs in Whole Foods’ crust may be a bit high for you.  However, you certainly can use this crust if you’re giving yourself a little break and don’t want to throw yourself out of ketosis completely.

Is the Crust Paleo-Friendly?

No.  Whole Foods’s cauliflower crust has dairy in it.  So, if you are following a Paleo diet, you will need to avoid this particular crust.

Is it Whole 30 Compliant?

The whole 30 diet does not allow dairy.  Whole Foods’ crust has milk and mozzarella cheese in it.

So, the answer is No! You can enjoy the crust after your 30-day program is over. 

Proper Storage and Baking Tips

Like most other cauliflower crusts, Whole Foods’ crust is kept frozen and needs to remain frozen until you are ready to bake it.

The crust does not need to be thawed.  You can bake it from frozen.

However, the baking instructions are slightly off the recommended baking length.  We baked multiple crusts with different toppings and found that broiling them for a few minutes improved the crust’s texture and taste.

Read our recipe article for more tips on how to best bake Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust.

Wrapping Up

Whole Foods’ cauliflower crust is a healthy, diet-friendly, and tasty option for those looking for a gluten-free and grain-free pizza crust. 

Just be sure to follow our tips on how to best bake it!