Types of pasta
There are many types of pasta. But some of them are especially popular. The most famous and beloved by many are spaghetti, a long, roundish macaroni of medium thickness. They are eaten only hot with tomato sauces or in casseroles.
Capellini, or Angel Hair, is a very thin and long pasta. They are good with light sauces, broths or simply with olive oil and boiled vegetables.
Vermicelli, or worms, are long and thinner than spaghetti. They are eaten hot or cold and are most often broken down by mixing with vegetable salads.
Fettuccines are long, flat ribbons often rolled into nests. Good with creamy and nutty sauces.
Short spirals of rotini are eaten both cold and hot. Mixed with very thick sauce or added to salads.
Curved hollow pasta horns are used in pasta salads and baked dishes.
Penne feathers are used in soups, baked or eaten with any sauce.
Pasta - shells of various sizes are also used in soups, salads, cooked with seafood and baked.
There are several types of filled pasta: angelotti, gnocchi, tortellini and ravioli. All of them, in one way or another, are relatives of dumplings and dumplings. Their fillings are as varied as the main ingredient.
How to choose and cook the right pasta
It's true - you can eat pasta without gaining extra pounds! The main thing is to follow a few simple rules for handling this product, which is both controversial and appetite-causing.
First, buy only Group A products made from durum wheat. They can also be "identified" by their appearance - usually they are cream or golden with the smallest dark dots of grain shell particles. Such pasta is rich in complex carbohydrates, it contains more protein, useful minerals - calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins of group B and PP, and practically no fat. 100 g of boiled pasta contains only 98 kilocalories, and 100 g of wheat bread - 262 kilocalories.
Secondly, eat small portions of pasta with vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, spices, sauces, and even cheese, but do not mix them with meats and animal fats. It is the last two combinations that lead to weight gain.
“Eat more pasta! How do I manage to maintain my figure by consuming so much spaghetti? I am often asked this question while surreptitiously looking at my hips and waist. So, now well-known authorities have confirmed what Italian mothers have known for centuries - dough products benefit the body, "- Sophia Loren
In 2005, a new and currently the most fun religion was born - Pastafarianism. Its founder Bobby Henderson encourages everyone to believe in the Creator - the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which looks like a giant pasta with meatballs. Pastafarianism originated in protest against the mandatory introduction of the pseudoscientific Intelligent Design theory into the Kansas school curriculum. Despite the fact that this is a parody religion, the number of its adherents is inexorably increasing. Probably due to the fact that in the paradise of the Macaroni Monster there are beer volcanoes and striptease factories.
By the way, in Russia as of 2017 there were 400 thousand Pastafarians.
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