Cooking with organic whole wheat pasta

People who consume three or more servings of whole grains each day have a significantly decreased risk of developing conditions that predispose them to diabetes or heart disease.  Consuming whole wheat pasta is a good way for you to increase your whole grain intake.

When you cook whole wheat pasta, too little water will cause the pasta to clump together, stirring the pasta immediately will help prevent clumping also. 

Adding a teaspoon of salt per pound of pasta will enhance the flavor.  Once drained the pasta only retains about 10% of the salt.  Do not add oil to your water, it will keep sauce from sticking to the pasta. 

Whole Wheat pasta takes a minute or two longer to cook.  For al dente the pasta should be soft enough to chew easily, but it should retain a little firmness.  Unless you're preparing the pasta for a salad, do not rinse it off in the sink. Rinsing pasta right after cooking, which will cool it, may prevent it from mixing evenly with the sauce. It will also diminish its nutrient content and wash off the starch that helps the individual pieces hold their shape.



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