Tips & Fun Facts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Legume and Pulse Pasta


Have you ever heard about legume pasta?

These pastas are more nutritious alternatives to your traditional wheat pastas. You can find some made from legumes, such as red lentils, black beans and chick peas. On the market, soy (edamame) pastas are available.

These options have more fiber and protein than white or even whole grain wheat pastas. Legume and pulse pastas are also rich in iron. They are made entirely out of bean, chick pea, lentil or soy bean flour.

You can replace your traditional pastas with legume pastas in spaghettis, pasta salads and even soups!

Many brands, such as Artisan Tradition (found at Rachelle-Bery grocery store), Explore Cuisine (found at Adonis), and Bulk Barn offer these pastas.

Nutrition Facts

For 125 mL of cooked pasta (26 g) White pasta Whole wheat pasta Black bean pasta Chick pea pasta Soy bean pasta
Energy 97 kcal 91 kcal 84 kcal 93 kcal 84 kcal
Protein 3.4 g 3.8 g 11.6 g 5.1 g 11.1 g
Fats 0.4 g 0.4 g 1.4 g 1.2 g 1.6 g
Carbohydrates 19.6 g 19.7 g 8.8 g 16.2 g 9.3 g
       Fiber 0.8 g 2.1 g 5.1 g 2.3 g 6.0 g


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