Nutrition Related Questions
Barilla Pasta is a Nutritious and Clean Food with a Low Carbon Footprint
There are so many reasons to eat pasta—it is delicious, easy to cook and affordable. It’s also versatile because it makes a great base for a wide array of other healthy ingredients like lean proteins, vegetables, legumes and fruits.
Barilla pasta is a clean food that is made with just two ingredients—water and durum wheat*. It is an enriched refined grain with no added sugars or solid fats, and because it is a plant-based food, it has a lower carbon footprint than other animal-based foods.
The durum wheat Barilla uses to make its pasta is tested to ensure that it has levels of mycotoxins (a group of naturally occurring chemicals produced by certain molds) that are far below the legal tolerance levels, which are already very conservative.
Pasta is also a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index. Low-GI foods—those with a GI value of 55 or lower—take longer to affect blood sugar levels and are processed slowly by your body. As a result, they provide steady energy and keep you filling fuller for longer.
All Barilla pasta is made with non-GMO ingredients.
* Barilla® Blue Box, Collezione, and Organic brands
Specific Dietary Information About Barilla Pasta
Keeping track of your carb consumption? One serving of Barilla pasta—2 ounces of dry pasta or 1 cup of cooked pasta—contains approximately 42 grams of carbohydrates. One serving of pasta is roughly equivalent to the size of one baseball. For more guidance on appropriate pasta dish portion sizes, check out our Easy Portion Reference Guide.
If you are trying to get more protein in your diet, consider eating Barilla® ProteinPLUS® pasta, which has approximately 10 grams of protein per 2-ounce serving. For reference, Barilla® Blue Box pasta contains approximately 7 grams of protein per 2-ounce serving. In addition, pasta makes a great base for healthy lean proteins, such as fish and chicken.
How Much Sodium is In Barilla Pasta?
Barilla dry pasta has no sodium. Barilla® Ready Pasta and Barilla® Collezione filled tortellini are low-sodium products that contain approximately 210-360 milligrams of sodium per serving.
Please refer to individual product packages or our online product page for the specific sodium amounts of different types of Barilla pasta.
Does Barilla Pasta Contain Allergens?
Barilla pasta does not contain peanuts, peanut oil, soy or fish. Certain Barilla pasta products contain eggs, milk and gluten. Some Barilla pasta may also contain tree nuts. For people with a gluten intolerance or allergy, Barilla offers a line of certified gluten-free pastas made with a blend of corn and rice.
Please refer to individual product packages or our online product page for detailed information about specific allergens in different types of Barilla pasta.
Is Barilla Pasta Kosher?
Yes. Barilla pasta is Kosher, with the one exception of Ready Pasta, and is prepared according to the requirements of Jewish law.
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