Dec 31, 2009

Review: Bionaturae Gluten-Free Pasta

To kick off the new decade, we decided to create some New Year’s Eve traditions. My daughter had the idea that we would say our New Year’s Resolutions while eating dinner. This morning, I woke up with the idea that we should eat something new on New Year’s Eve. Luckily, earlier this week I purchased a different pasta, Bionaturae, at Whole Foods.

After reading the glowing review from Karen Fine at Mom Cooks Gluten Free, I decided to splurge and spend $4.39 for this organic gluten-free spaghetti made in Italy in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Here are two quotes from the Bionaturae website describing their pasta.

It took over a year of experimenting to create the recipe for our gluten free pasta. The pasta is made with organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic potato starch and organic soy flour. It cooks like traditional pasta to an "al dente" texture and there is no need to rinse it before adding your favorite condiment.

The manufacturer is one of a select few in Italy who are authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health to produce gluten free pasta. The factory tests for the presence of gluten during each production cycle. Independent testing is also done at a laboratory in the United States on each lot before the products are distributed in this country.

We liked the pasta. The recommended cooking time is six minutes, but since we prefer softer pasta, I cooked it a bit longer. The texture and taste was good, and I would buy it again. However, my new favorite pasta is two dollars cheaper than Bionaturae – Deboles corn pasta.

Happy New Year to you and your family! May the New Year bring you joy, good health, and the patience and persistence to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions!

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