There are approximately 350 different shapes and types of pasta; examples include fuscili, linguine, ziti and pappardelle. While mostly made from semolina flour, pasta can be made from rice, corn and quinoa as well. More »

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There are more than 350 shapes of Italian pasta, and each shape is optimized for a specific type of sauce or serving method. In general, delicate noodles such as angel hair are for delicate sauces, and heartier noodles s... More »

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Some helpful tips when cooking pasta include paying attention to the amount of water and size of the pot used, adding salt to the water, storing and reheating the pasta. It is also important to always follow the package ... More »

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Dreamfields pasta products contain, on average, the same amount of carbohydrates as any other pasta, including those made with whole wheat, on the market. Dreamfield pastas contain 41 grams of carbohydrates per 2-ounce s... More »

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According to pasta manufacturer Mrs. Weiss, macaroni and noodles are the two basic types of pasta. The primary difference between the two is their ingredients. More »

There is little bacterial danger present in uncooked pasta if it has been properly stored and handled. However, cooking pasta breaks down starches, making it easier to digest. More »

The origin of pasta is debatable. Pasta is believed by some to have originated in China. It was said to have been brought to Italy by Marco Polo, a merchant from Venice. Others believed that Polo rediscovered pasta, and ... More »