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World Pasta Day celebrated on October 25

World Pasta Day is celebrated every October 25 in countries around the world. The theme chosen for 2008’s World Pasta day was Pasta and Children: Health for Children Around the Globe.

Canada is the No. 1 exporter of durum in the world. In any given year, western Canadian durum enjoys 50 to 60 per cent of the total world durum market.

Three-quarters of Canadians consume pasta at least once a week, according to a 2008 industry survey. Young adults aged 18 to 34 are consuming pasta more often with 52 per cent eating it more than once a week – double the response of those over 50.

Whole-grain wheat products like GrainWise pasta contain all three components of a wheat kernel; endosperm, bran and germ. Whole-wheat products are made with the endosperm and the bran. Both are high in fibre and nutrients.

Good pasta can be recognized by its bright-amber colour. The better the pasta, the less it sticks together. If your pasta turns into a ball in the strainer, it is a potential sign of poor-quality pasta. Quality pasta has a subtle, nutty flavour.

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