Families today are searching for healthy, satisfying meals that offer variety and value. Pasta is the perfect answer! Pasta is very low in sodium, plus non-egg varieties are cholesterol-free. Enriched pastas provide an excellent source of folic acid and other essential nutrients, including iron and several B-vitamins. Also, pasta is low on the Glycemic Index (GI), making it an excellent foundation for well-balanced, slowly digested meals that keep your blood sugar stable.
Whew, now that that’s been said, Zola adds this: Pasta dishes keep even picky kids happy, fussy friends well fed and budget- and health-conscious parents feeling wonderfully nourished. To that, we say yay!
Legend has it that Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy in the 13th century after returning from the Far East. Indeed, the Chinese were making noodles as early as 3000 B.C. The first industrial pasta factory in America was built in Brooklyn. Clearly, pasta has been a healthy meal choice for centuries across many cultures. Zola’s in good company—and so are you!