Saturday, July 30, 2011 | 4:16 pm | 0 comments
It was an awesome night of food, talk, reminiscing and catch up!
Not a huge fan of Pastamania, but I do love a good Aglio! Especially now they have this new pasta range of Wholemeal Spaghetti! Very good news for people like me, since I don't particularly fancy the whole floury pasta taste.
Wholemeal spaghetti is a whole-grain product. Wholemeal products are made from whole-grain flour. Like wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta is made from wheat with the husk intact. Wholemeal pasta also comes in a variety of shapes, most commonly spaghetti and lasagne.
You want to ask, what's the difference between regular pasta and wholemeal pasta?
Regular pasta is made with semolina flour, a type of refined flour. Refined flour is made by first removing the hull, germ, and bran of the grain kernel, leaving only the endosperm. Processors refine grains this way to extend their shelf life and give flour a finer texture.
Whole grain pasta is typically higher in fiber than regular pasta, although the amount may vary by manufacturer. The higher fiber content of whole grain pasta is because it is made with whole grain flour which includes the germ and bran. Fiber helps to remove cholesterol from your digestive system and slows stomach emptying so you feel fuller longer after a meal. Fiber is also what helps you conquer constipation.