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Nutritional Comparison of Whole Grain Pastas

Save Calories by Choosing This Type of Pasta

Penne with tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, spinach lasagna, spirals with pesto — there's something magical about sitting down to a big, comforting bowl. With so many healthy ways to enjoy pasta, there's no need to swear off this food for good. While whole-wheat pasta is a popular choice, it's not the only healthy option. Check out this pasta comparison.

Here's the nutritional info for half a cup of dry pasta.

Pasta Calories Total Fat (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Bean and quinoa (2 oz.) 190 1 35 7 1 12
Corn 187 1.1 41.6 5.8 3.9
Durum semolina (Plain) 156 .6 31.4 1.3 .7 5.5
Kamut 210 .8 19 3 1 5
Kamut and quinoa 210 2 40 5 2 8
Kamut and buckwheat 105 .8 19.5 2.5 1.5 4.5
Quinoa and corn (2 oz.) 205 1 46 4 0 4
Rice (2 oz.) 192 3 40.5 4.1 1 4.1
Rye 206 0 45.4 8.2 1 6.2
Soba (buckwheat; 2 oz.) 192 .4 42.5 3.7 1.1 8.2
Spelt 210 2 41 5 1 7
Spelt and buckwheat 210 2 41 4 2 6
Whole wheat 183 .7 39.4 4.4 7.7
Whole wheat egg (2 oz.) 220 3 39 5 1 10

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