Pasta is one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet. We eat pasta almost everyday. I think that if we eliminate it, we would be lost. The selection of pasta is unlimited both in shape and condiment. If a person goes from Trieste (the most north-west city of Italy) to Trapani (the most south-east city) he can eat a different recipe of pasta at every town.

To my opinion the best pasta is drawn to bronze because it is porous and absorbs the sauce better, while the whole wheat pasta is the best for the health.

The usual serving is 3 oz. - it contains 292 calories (don’t forget to add the condiment).

A little curiosity, the dry pasta that we buy already made, was invented by the Arabs in Sicily 13 centuries ago. Before then, the women would make fresh pasta every day.