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Whole Grain Macaroni

Whole wheat macaroni is a healthy, fiber-rich alternative to traditional white pasta. Made from whole grain durum wheat flour, it retains the bran and germ components of the kernel, which are stripped away during the processing of white flour. This results in a more nutritious, texturally robust pasta, with many home cooks enjoying its nutty, slightly chewy character. Whole wheat macaroni can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from pasta salads to comforting macaroni and cheese. Its nutritional benefits include a higher protein content and lower glycemic index, making it a suitable choice for individuals looking to make healthier food choices or maintain a balanced diet.
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IN PASTAS & NOODLES
375
CAL / 100G
$0.06
AVG / OZ
whole grain macaroni
83%
CARBS
3%
FAT
14%
PROTEIN
Whole Grain Macaroni FAQ
Cooking with whole wheat macaroni poses a unique set of challenges. Its more robust texture means it demands careful attention during cooking to avoid turning out too hard or too soft. Seasoning is another aspect where people often go wrong: because whole wheat macaroni has a more distinct flavor than white pasta, it may require a bit more seasoning to bring out the flavor of the dish. Additionally, whole wheat macaroni should be rinsed after cooking to prevent it from sticking together. Unfortunately, this can also wash away some of the pasta's nutritious wheat germ, so it's a step to be weighted and considered. A little-known tip is to save some of the pasta cooking water, rich in starchy pasta essence, to thicken and enhance your pasta sauce.
How long do I cook whole wheat macaroni?
Does whole wheat macaroni taste different from regular macaroni?
Is whole wheat macaroni healthier than regular macaroni?
Does whole wheat macaroni require more seasoning?
Does whole wheat macaroni need to be rinsed after cooking?
Can I use whole wheat macaroni and regular white macaroni interchangeably?
Does whole wheat macaroni have a different texture compared to white pasta?
Why does whole wheat macaroni stick together more than regular macaroni?
What dishes are best for whole wheat macaroni?
Can whole wheat macaroni help me lose weight?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does whole wheat macaroni expire?
Whole wheat macaroni, when unopened, can last up to 3 years past the printed date on the package if stored in a cool, dry place. However, once opened, keep it tightly sealed and try to use it within 1 to 2 years for best quality. If it is homemade, consume within 2 to 3 days. As it is not common to freeze pasta, freezing guidelines do not apply.
How do you tell if whole wheat macaroni is bad?
To figure out if the whole wheat macaroni has spoiled, check for any visible signs of mold or pests. Smell the pasta. If it has a rancid or off smell, it's best to discard it. Taste is not a reliable test, but if you decide to taste test, ensure to cook it first. If it tastes stale or off, throw it away.
Tips for storing whole wheat macaroni to extend shelf life
• Store unopened packages of whole wheat macaroni in a cool, dark place like a pantry or a cupboard. • Once opened, ensure the package is tightly sealed after each use to keep moisture and pests out. • If your kitchen is prone to pests or if you're planning long-term storage, consider keeping your opened pasta in airtight containers. • Avoid storing pasta near strong odors as it can absorb them over time.
EXPIRES WITHIN
19 - 29
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
102g
CARBS
3g
FAT
17g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
MEDITERRANEAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
WHEAT
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