The average, run-of-the-mill pasta you likely enjoyed as a child is typically made of semolina (wheat) and durum flour (wheat), with some added vitamins and mineral for good measure. A typical serving of this OG pasta contains about 200 calories, one gram of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber and seven grams of protein.
These days the supermarket shelves are flooded with all types of pastas (veggie, rice, quinoa, bean, etc.) with all sorts of nutritional claims, from calorie-free or high–fiber to high–protein or gluten-free. We sorted through the clutter to find the best of the best when it comes to nutritional bang for your buck and taste.
Here’s the lowdown on our nine favorite pastas available on the market.