Statistics have been able to deduce that pasta is well-loved around the world. Some love to take it with forks, chopstick or even their hands. Here, we have put together certain facts and misconceptions about pasta.
Pasta contains a suitable amount of protein
We already know that the impact of grains, fruits, and vegetable on the environment is not as much as that from animal foods. This is because, during production, the quantity of energy, land, and water needed is less than the former.
Since we know this, it is hard to deny the fact that Pasta is a great delicacy for our environment. Although pasta contains some carbohydrate in complex forms, which makes the rate of digestion slow, it also contains protein in large quantity. This protein is what ensures that you are provided with all the essential amino acids needed to keep you healthy and fit.
Pasta Wasn’t Invented by Marco Polo
Contrary to what we have been told, pasta wasn’t invented by Marco Polo, but by the Chinese who have eaten pasta for over 5000 BC.
The pasta was introduced to America by Thomas Jefferson
The pasta was brought to America by former President Thomas Jefferson as he introduced in 1789 a pasta machine, the first to be precise and he also served the first presidential macaroni dinner dish in 1802. It was when he was an ambassador to France, he developed so much love for pasta.
World Pasta Day
Did you know there was a day specially set aside for pasta? Well, there is a world pasta day and it happens on every 25th of October.
Names of some spaghetti are unappetizing
Worldwide, there are over 500 shapes and names of pasta but their Italian names would really make you wonder. Some of these names are ravioli little turnips, Spaghetti means strings, orecchiette small ears, vermicelli are small worms, linguine little tongues and farfalle are butterflies. However, pasta all over the world has been known to be cherished and loved for its great taste.