WebMD have compared various brands of pasta – in particular those that use whole wheat and have a higher fiber content.
Whole wheat pastas are made from durum wheat. Durum is the second-most widely cultivated wheat species (after common wheat). The whole-wheat pastas tend to have a higher protein content (7g to 10g per 2 ounce dry serving).Here are five recommendations:
Barilla Plus Penne
Not 100% whole wheat – but a blend of different grains.
Westbrae Natural Organic Lasagna
Only ingredient is organic whole durum wheat flour.
Lifestream Organic Whole Grain & Flax Linguini
Ingredients: organic wheat durum flour and organic brown flax meal.
365 Organic Whole Wheat Shells
Organic whole durum wheat flour and water.
Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Wheat Pasta Rotelle
Only ingredient in this pasta is organic durum whole wheat.
- Keep trying different higher fiber pasta brands or products until you find the one you and your family enjoy most.
- Whole wheat or higher-fiber pastas are more appealing when served with flavorful sauces or layered (like in lasagna) with sauce, cheese, vegetables, etc.
- Whole-wheat pastas seem to lighten in color as they cook.
- You may eat a little less pasta than you normally would. The whole-wheat and higher- fiber pastas seem to be more satisfying.