Whole wheat pasta

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About Whole wheat pasta

A type of pasta that is made with whole-wheat flour instead of the commonly used semolina, which is hard-wheat flour. Whole-wheat flour produces pasta that is darker in color with a high nutritional value, containing protein and fiber. The flavor of the whole wheat gives this pasta a distinctive wheat taste (stronger flavor) and a chewier texture than pasta made with semolina. Combined with ingredients that are stronger flavored, such as garlic and pesto, whole wheat pasta provides a healthier substitute for many of the common pastas.

Whole wheat pasta comes in most of the same shapes and varieties as traditional, but is made with whole grain flour rather than semolina. The first few brands on the market were considered quite inferior to traditional pasta because the texture tended to range from grainy to gummy, but this feature has improved steadily.