How do you judge good quality pasta?The quality of pasta is very dependent upon the kind of wheat used and the manufacturing process. Barilla uses a blend of the finest quality durum wheat to produce the semolina that makes our pasta. Barilla's innovative milling process and methods assure the high quality and excellent cooking properties of our 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.