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Nutritional Comparison of Whole Grain Pastas

Whole Grain Pasta Breakdown

Who doesn't love a big bowl of pasta? Penne with tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, spinach lasagna, spirals with pesto. There are so many healthy recipes you can make using pasta and now there are so many different kinds of pasta to choose from.


Whole wheat pasta is all the rage right now, but it's not the only healthy pasta out there. Want to see how whole grain pastas compare nutritionally? Then read more.

Here's the nutritional info for 1/2 a cup of dry pasta.

Pasta Calories Total Fat (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Corn 214 1 51.4 2 1 5
Durum semolina 200 1 41 2 2 7
Kamut 210 1.5 38 6 2 10
Kamut and quinoa 210 2 40 5 2 8
Kamut and buckwheat 200 1.5 39 5 3 9
Quinoa 180 2 35 2.5 3 4
Rice 200 0 44 2 0 5
Rice and corn 204 .43 49 1.8 .5 5
Rye 200 0 44 8 1 6
Soba (buckwheat) 190 1 37 3 2 8
Spelt 190 1.5 40 5 4 8
Spelt and buckwheat 210 2 41 4 2 6
Whole wheat 180 1.5 35 6 1 7

Since all of these pastas have unique flavors and textures, and they're pretty similar nutritionally, it'll all come down to personal preference when choosing which one to eat. Tell me, what's your favorite kind of pasta?

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