Health & Wellbeing

Product Review: Pasta

Pasta is an excellent source of carbohydrates, which provides us with energy, and fuels our brain and muscles. Additionally, pasta can be a great source of protein and fibre. Depending on the ingredients of the pasta you choose, it can be included in most diets, including vegan, lactose-free, low-GI, low sodium and gluten-free.

Pasta is nutritious, versatile, affordable, and downright delicious!

Pasta can be made with a broad range of ingredients, which alters its nutritional profile and suitability for certain diets. Ingredients may range from: wheat, brown rice, spelt, quinoa, red lentils, green pea, and chickpeas.

We have put together a list of high protein and high fibre pasta products available at major supermarkets.

Nutritional information of pasta per 100g:

ProductProteinFibreAdditional information
San Remo Chickpeas Spirals Pulse Pasta 18g9g– Gluten-free – 100g serving is approximately 30% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: chickpea flour and potato starch
Vetta Smart Protein Spirals Pasta 24.9g10g– Contains gluten – 100g serving is approximately 30% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: durum wheat semolina, wheat gluten, oat fibre
San Remo Wholemeal Pasta Spirals 15g9g– Contains gluten – 100g serving is approximately 30% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: wholemeal durum wheat semolina
San Remo Penne Pulse Pasta 21.3g7.8g– Gluten free – 100g serving is approximately 25% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: pea flour, chickpea flour, borlotti bean flour, lentil flour  
Barilla Chickpea Casarecce 19g15g– Gluten free – 100g serving is approximately 50% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: chickpea flour
Barilla Red Lentil Penne
23g11g– Gluten free – 100g serving is approximately 30% of daily dietary dibre intake – Ingredients: red lentil flour
Keep It Cleaner Green Pea Penne Pasta 22g10g– Gluten free – 100g serving is approximately 30% of daily dietary fibre intake – Ingredients: green pea flour