- Certified Organic & Kosher ( Circle K symbol)
- Imported from Italy
- Dried at Low temperatures with superior quality
- 100% Whole Grain-6 grams of fiber per serving
- True pasta texture-not gritty or grainy
fluffy, tender – not “nutty” or chewy
The bionaturae pastas all cook up lovely. And unlike other whole wheat pastas, there’s no weird aftertaste or bitterness no matter how long you cook it for. No matter how al dente (or how tender) you like your pasta cooked, this pasta holds up to whatever you subject it to. We tend to like pasta more on the tender side, and the pasta retains its shape, doesn’t disintegrate or get glue-y even after 12 minutes in boiling water. Holds on to sauces very nicely. Also refrigerates well after being mixed with sauces.
My daughter, who is four years old and a SUPER picky eater, prefer this over her regular semolina pasta.
The best part about this? This particular pasta shape boils up LARGE and fluffy and really fills your plate, so you can have a nice large bowl of pasta for not a lot of calories. I love the shape of the Gobbetti – spirals of noodles with ridges to grab cheese and sauce.
OUR KIDS LOVE IT TOO
The only problem was that the gobbetti was difficult to find where we now live, so I was really happy to see it on Amazon at a reasonable price.
It’s got a slightly heartier feel after cooked than white pasta (white pasta feels just slightly smoother when chewed). The heartiness, as well as the twisty shape and surface ridges, of this pasta go particularly well with tomato-based meat sauces (like a bolognese) and also with bean or lentil sauces/stews.
Our kids enjoy this pasta, I think because of its twistiness. They sometimes want it with a little salted butter, and sometimes even plain, instead of the sauce so that they can eat it with their fingers.
All in all, this is a good-tasting way to get a whole grain food into our diet.