These pasta facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including pasta in your diet.
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You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include pasta in your diet.
- Low in Saturated Fat and Sodium
- High in Thiamin and Folate
The nutritional value of pasta makes it somewhat suitable for:
- Maintaining good general health
- Gaining weight
Don't eat too much pasta if you're interested in:
- Losing weight
The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of pasta.
|Preparation||Portion||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Fat (g)||Energy (kj)|
|Egg Pasta - cooked||1 cup (200g)||51||2||1||1095|
|Plain Pasta - cooked||1 cup (180g)||44.5||3||0.5||895|
|Ravioli with cheese and spinach - cooked||1 cup (265g)||88||3.5||16.5||2690|
|Ravioli with meat - cooked||1 cup (265g)||82.5||4||17.5||2530|
|Spinach Pasta - cooked||1 cup (200g)||54.5||3||1||1085|
|Tortellini with cheese and spinach - cooked||1 cup (265g)||88||3.5||16.5||2690|
|Tortellini with ham and cheese - cooked||1 cup (265g)||98.5||5.5||15||2765|
|Wholemeal Pasta - cooked||1 cup (180g)||44.5||10.5||1.5||985|