Udon organic whole grain pasta is cut and rolled using Japanese style to preserve fiber content. Using the entire grain seed, whole grain pasta provides slightly more protein.
- Nutritional Profile: Whole grain pasta is a carbohydrate-rich food. One cup of whole grain pasta, cooked, provides approximately 37 grams of carbohydrates. High in B vitamins and minerals, such as copper, selenium, magnesium and manganese. Whole grains are high in dietary fiber. Whole-grain pasta contains fewer calories and supplies about three times as much fiber and 25 percent more protein than traditional pasta.
- Health Benefits: The B vitamins are important for a healthy nervous system and energy metabolism. Copper is needed to form connective tissue, blood cells and promote function of the nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems. Selenium supports immune system and thyroid gland function. Magnesium is essential for regulating blood pressure and building strong, healthy bones while manganese aids in bone formation and the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. Dietary fiber help promotes digestive health;helps lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels; encourages regular bowel movements and aids in weight management.
- Cooking instructions: Cook in boiling water 10-12 minutes or until just tender. Drain, rinse with cold water and serve. Mix it with your favorite sauce and vegetables.