Pasta is enjoyed on a daily basis by people around the world. A good amount of people don’t know the most surprising facts that exist about pasta. What kind of facts, you may ask? Here are 5 facts about pasta that we are sure will surprise you.
There are many different shapes of pasta.
How many shapes of pasta do you think exist? 5? 15? 30? There are 600 official pasta shapes produced through out the world according to the International Pasta Organization. Oh the pastabilities!
People eat a lot of pasta!
The average person in Italy eats more than 50 pounds of pasta every year. The average person in North America eats about 15.5 pounds of pasta per year.
Pasta can be good for you.
Pasta is actually a good source of carbohydrates and fuels your body by providing energy that is released slowly over time.
Top pastas in America are . . .
The first one should not surprise you, spaghetti! The second place goes to penne, and the third most loved pasta is the US is rotini. Did you favorite make the top three?
Al Dente pasta keeps you fuller longer
When pasta is cooked al dente (which literally means “to the tooth” or “to the bite) it takes longer to digest. Not only will that keep you fuller longer, it also helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable.