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Pasta is an all rounder in the world of gourmet. It fairs as a comfort food, snack and a nutritious element, all at one go. Pasta is a good option for those who count their diet in every bite. A 100 gram of pasta delivers your system 350 Kcal, a healthy protein dose of 11%-12% and less than 1% fat. Your digestive system takes less pain to absorb pasta and this gifts you the luxury to indulge in any kind of seasoning or garnishing before having a bite of your favourite pasta. Moreover pasta is like a nullified substance with little existence of vitamins and mineral salts, except potassium. Naturally, the cook can determine the nutritional value of a particular kind of pasta by adding his or her required amount of meat, fish, legumes, vegetables and various sauces. In a way we can say that pasta is a food that we can customise according to our taste bud and health requirement, a unique dietary attribute indeed.



Brief composition of durum wheat pasta:

WATER: 12.5%


FATS: 1.2%


Pasta can also be regarded as the best companion for a person on diet control as its fat content is just 0.3%. Contrary to popular belief, pasta doesn't tilt your body mass to higher side but contributes only 350 calories for every 100 grams. This statistics comprise of only 14% of the daily nutritional need and falls short of any heavy food quality, taking into account that 2,400 calories a day is the average need of a healthy adult. With such taste and flavour and dietary values, pasta tops in the food lovers' and dieticians' chart as well.

Nutritional values for 100 grams of wheat flour pasta


Kcal 353.00
KJoule 1476.00
Calories from protein 12.00%
Calories from carbohydrates 84.00%
Calories from fats 4.00%


Chemical composition

Edible part 100.00%
Water 10.80 g
Protein 10.90 g

Of which
- Soluble sugars
- Starch

79.10 g

4.20 g
68.10 g

Of which
- Saturated
- Monounsaturated
- Polyunsaturated

1.40 g

0.22 g
0.16 g
0.69 g

Total fibre
Of which
- Soluble fibre
- Insoluble fibre

2.70 g

1.15 g
1.55 g

Phytic Acid 0.25 mg


Vitamins Quantity
Thiamine (B1) 0.10 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.20 mg
Niacin (B3) 2.50 mg


Minerals Quantity


22.00 mg
Iron 1.40 mg
Phosphorus 189.00 mg
Magnesium 51.00 mg
Potassium 192.00 mg
Copper 0.32 mg
Selenium 2.70 mg
Zinc 1.15 mg


Amino acids 100g of edible part 100g of protein


219.00 mg 2.01 g
Histidine 226.00 mg 226.00 g
Arginine 395.00 mg 3.62 g
Aspartic acid 509.00 mg 4.67 g
Threonine 314.00 mg 2.88 g
Serine 568.00 mg 5.21 g
Glutamic acid 3512.00 mg 32.22 g
Proline 1189.00 mg 10.91 g
Glycine 354.00 mg 3.25 g
Alanine 359.00 mg 3.29 g
Cystine 255.00 mg 2.34 g
Valine 544.00 mg 4.99 g
Methionine 183.00 mg 1.68 g
Isoleucine 455.00 mg 4.17 g
Leucine 834.00 mg 7.65 g
Thyrosine 310.00 mg 2.84 g
Phenylalanine 542.00 mg 4.97 g
Tryptophan 105.00 mg 0.96 g


Fat acids Quantity

Total saturated fats

0.22 g
- C16:0 (palmitic) 0.20 g
- C18:0 (stearic) 0.01 g
- C20:0 (peanut) 0.01 g
Total monounsaturated fats 0.16 g
- C18:1 (oleic) 0.16 g
Total polyunsaturated fats 0.69 g
- C18:2 W6 (linoleic) 0.64 g
- C18:3 W3 (linolenic) 0.05 g