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cathyh

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Spelt Pasta
« on: January 07, 2008, 07:53:00 PM »
Hi Steve,

I have bought my first packet of spelt pasta and was surprised to find the protein content not much higher (14.26g per 100g) than other packet pasta (San Remo rigatoni 12g).  The energy levels and fat content were slightly higher, and salt lower. Carbs the same.  What is the main benefit of spelt pasta? Is it the fibre content? It is now possible to buy wholemeal pasta (Latina fettucine) at the supermarket.  This has 3.7g of fibre (amount not listed on the spelt), though it has less protein (8.8g).
I’d appreciate your thoughts,

Thanks,
Cathy

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Spelt Pasta
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 12:39:18 AM »
Hi Cathy, It would be good if one of the naturopth members answered this post with any information they have but from my understanding it is very low in Gluten which aids digestion and 50% or so wholemeal spelt flour. It tastes much better than wholemeal pasta in my opinion and does contain a fair amount of fibre. It certainly doesnt give you the bloated feeling you get from a big bowel of normal pasta.

Regards
Steve

 

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