The Best and Healthiest Homemade Pasta in Florida
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Nearly everyone in Florida likely has a box of Italian pasta in their kitchen cabinet right now. However, most people buy pasta that is dried and refined, which is lower in fiber and higher in calories. As delicious as this type of pasta might be, it does not satisfy your body's nutritional needs.
Fortunately, you can find a wide variety of healthy, all-natural homemade pasta made with whole grains that promise to offer you the health benefits you need right here at Garden of Esther.
The Nutritional Benefits of Homemade Pasta
According to multiple studies, eating a lot of refined carbs can have adverse health effects. One study found that a high carb intake from refined grains increases the risk of heart disease. Another study found that high consumption of refined grains was associated with increased blood pressure, bad LDL cholesterol, and blood sugar.
On the other hand, whole-grain pasta tends to be high in fiber, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and selenium. It is also lower in calories and has more micronutrients than refined pasta.
Whole-grain pasta also happens to be more effective at reducing cravings and appetite because of its high fiber content. The fiber moves through your gastrointestinal tract undigested, helping promote fullness.
A cup of whole-grain pasta typically offers you:
- Twice more fiber than refined pasta
- 97% of the recommended daily intake of manganese
- Less fat and calories than refined pasta
Is Whole-Grain Pasta the Better Option?
Since whole grain pasta is made from the entire wheat kernel, it contains more vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Consuming this type of pasta has been known to lower the risk of diabetes, obesity, colorectal cancer, and heart disease.
For this reason, opting for pasta made from whole grains might be the better choice, especially if you are looking to improve your health or lose weight.
What about Gluten-Free, High-Protein Pasta?
Most traditional pasta contains gluten, a protein found in barley, wheat, and rye. While many people can tolerate gluten, this protein might cause problems to others.
For instance, those who have Celiac disease could experience an immune response after eating gluten. This response could damage the cells of their small intestines. Others may be sensitive to gluten and could experience digestive issues after consuming foods that contain the protein.
While once upon a time, the only option for those allergic to gluten was to avoid eating pasta altogether, that is not the case today. With our gluten-free pasta, you can enjoy the delicious taste of pasta without worrying about any adverse symptoms.
Making Pasta Healthier
While homemade pasta can offer you the nutritional benefits you need, you can make the pasta you consume even healthier, depending on what you put on top of it.
For instance, if you are watching your weight, consider adding some fresh herbs or veggies or a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil. Alternatively, you could add some proteins to your pasta meal to make it a balanced diet.
Chicken and fish are some of the popular choices when it comes to adding some extra protein, helping you keep your family satisfied and full. Although it's not a favorite for most children, including broccoli in their meals can provide them with additional nutrients and fiber.
Some other healthy pasta ideas you can try include:
- Pasta salad with kale, olives, feta, and tomatoes
- Whole-grain pasta with salmon, basil, and lemon
- Vegetable baked ziti
- Rotini with chicken and spinach-avocado sauce
If you're looking for an easy option to experiment with new flavors, we offer a range of healthy sauces, among other high-quality ingredients and products, in our gourmet Italian market.
Get Healthy Handmade Pasta from Garden of Esther
At Garden of Esther, we put quality, healthy ingredients above all else. Inspired by our love for food, gardening, and discovery, we went from a simple booth at the Vero Beach Farmers Market to supplying home cooks, restaurants, clubs, and more across the Treasure Coast and Southeast Florida with fresh homemade pasta.
Our fresh pasta is made from scratch each week and contains no preservatives or artificial flavors. We even add color to our pasta with all-natural ingredients, like turmeric, beets, and spirulina. You can choose from egg-based pasta, vegan, gluten-free, or specialty superfood options.
When you get your fresh pasta from Garden of Esther, you can trust you’re getting the healthiest pasta possible. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit us in the blue building at 1016 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL. You can also order online!