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!
|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|