Pasta Fun facts
Nutrition experts routinely recommend a balance of both whole and enriched grains to ensure a nutritionally complete diet that provides the essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. (Phytonutrients are the health-protective substances in plant foods – fruits, vegetables and grains – that promote health and help reduce risk of chronic disease.)
Pasta is a perfect foundation for healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals.
Here are some fun facts you might not know about pasta:
Fun Fact 1
Carbohydrates like pasta provide glucose, the crucial fuel for your brain and muscles. Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which provide a slow release of energy. Unlike simple sugars that offer a quick, yet fleeting boost of energy, pasta helps sustain energy.
fun fact 2
Pasta is very low in sodium and cholesterol-free. Per cup, enriched varieties provide a good source of several essential nutrients, including iron and several B-vitamins. Our pasta is made from 100% durum wheat that is sourced from the Golden Durum Triangle of Australia, world renowned for its high quality durum grain with high protein levels and rich golden colour. Our pasta can provide up to 25% of daily fibre requirements in every one cup portion.
Our enriched pasta is fortified with folic acid and can provide 25% of the recommended daily intake.
fun fact 3
Pasta is part of a well-balanced diet. Current dietary guidance calls for up to 65% of daily calories to come from carbohydrates. Reducing calories, not carbohydrates, will help you lose weight. Studies show there are no significant differences in weight loss over the long term between low-carbohydrate diets and those considered “high” carbohydrate when dieters achieved similar calorie reductions.
Pasta has a low Glycemic Index (GI) so it does not cause sugar in the blood to rise quickly. The GI measures how rapidly a carbohydrate triggers a rise in blood sugar – the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response.