Healthy Food Database
Pasta - dried wholegrain
Like wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta is made from wheat with the husk intact. It is bought dried and takes longer to cook than white pasta. Wholemeal pasta also comes in a variety of shapes. Most commonly penne, spaghetti and lasagne. From a health perspective, wholemeal pasta has more fibre.
Buy from the supermarket, delicatessen or health food store.
Store in a dry, airtight container in the pantry for up to 1 year.
Tips & Tricks:
Use wholemeal if you're on a weight loss diet.
For people with wheat allergies spelt pasta is available in health food stores.
The nutrition content refers to one cup of cooked pasta.
To cook pasta you need a large stock pot (or pasta pot). Fill it with water salted with sea salt. Add the pasta and allow it to boil quickly in the water - this will keep it turning and prevent it from sticking. Wholemeal pasta will take 12 - 25 minutes to cook depending on the size. The cooked pasta should still be firm but not mushy or hard on the inside.
Nutrition per 1 Cup:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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