Product related questions
What is durum wheat and why is it used to make Barilla pasta?
Barilla is the largest purchaser of durum wheat in the world. It uses more than 1,400,000 tonnes of durum wheat to produce its pasta. In order to guarantee the same quality, taste and safety of Barilla pasta around the world, it is not possible to use a single variety of wheat, which is a natural product and subject to changes, sometimes significant, from one season to another. It is necessary to blend the wheat in order to always provide the same level of protein to give pasta the taste and 'al dente' texture that characterizes Barilla pasta all over the world.
How do you judge good quality pasta?
You can judge good quality pasta just by looking at it. Good pasta will have a unique yellow color. Properly grown, stored, milled, and dried, pasta will have very few defects such as black specks, white spots, or cracks. During cooking, the pasta will release only a small amount of starch, will not clump together or form surface stickiness, and it should have good texture and elasticity upon chewing. Visually the pasta should be an amber yellow color, uniform in size and shape, and without grayish or reddish shades. Good quality pasta will have a pleasant taste and aroma, and always cook al dente.
How should pasta be stored?
What does 'best if used by' mean?
What is the shelf life of Barilla pasta?
Where are Barilla pasta sauces made?
Are there preservatives in Barilla pasta sauces?
Barilla sauces do not contain any artificial preservatives. Please refer to the individual product page or product label for the most up to date ingredient information.
How long can you store Barilla pasta sauces in the fridge?
Barilla recommends storing an opened jar of sauce in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. The remaining sauce may be frozen at any time during the 3-5 days; simply transfer the sauce to a freezer safe container and it will store safely for up to 3 months.
Does Barilla use genetically-modified ingredients?
Hence, the Company’s keen interest in the latest advances and breakthroughs in the area of the biotechnology as applied to the agricultural and food industries, without, of course, neglecting the ethical issues involved.
When it comes to using genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in the agricultural and food industry however, people are still concerned about the possible risks involved with this type of application, and are wondering just what sort of real opportunities do actually exist.
Barilla has therefore decided to play it safe and refrain from the use of genetically modified ingredients, guaranteeing not to use GMO ingredients for all its products. This choice, which stems from our manufacturing strategy, is unrelated to any ideological commitments.
In order to achieve these A1:H26 Barilla adopts for all its products the European Regulations which, in regard to communication parameters, obligations and transparency, are the most strict and effective that exist today. In order to carry out this commitment, Barilla applies rigorous procedures regarding the selection, purchase and management of the hundreds of raw materials used and the related production chains.
Where is Barilla pasta and pasta sauces made?
Barilla Australia imports the majority of it's pasta and pasta sauces directly from its Italian factories. A small number of pasta variants are imported from the United States (for example the Gluten Free range) when English packaging has been a priority. Barilla pasta is made globally to the same specifications, which guarantees the same quality irrespective of where the product is made.
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