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Old 06-11-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question Starch-Free Pasta?

Does anyone know if there is such a thing?

I've been recently diagnosed with borderline diabetes, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as starch-free pasta. That is, pasta that's made with no flour or starch.

I DO know that there's whole-wheat pasta, but I think there's still a large amount of flour (starch) that's used in the manufacturing process.

I've never heard of it, but I thought I ask to see if there really is such a thing. Thank you for any help that you can give.


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Old 06-11-2006, 10:16 AM   #2
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You might try spaghetti squash. It doesn't really taste like pasta, but it tastes good, and it looks like pasta. My husband likes it, and he's not a big vegie eater.
It's good with any type of sauce you'd use on spaghetti.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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I forgot about that!

How silly of me! But does it have any starch?


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Old 06-11-2006, 11:09 AM   #4
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Look at some of the 'low-cab' pastas out now.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:34 AM   #5
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There IS a brand of noodles that are made without the eggs yolk.

But I'm even too afraid to eat that. There's still the starch factor in it.


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Old 06-11-2006, 11:41 AM   #6
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I looked it up, and 1 cup of cooked spaghetti squash has 7 grams of starch, compared to 32.2 grams in one cup of whole wheat pasta.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:48 AM   #7
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Thanks, good!!

Well spaghetti squash it is from now on. Much less starch than in pasta!!
I think the ADA recommends using that in place of pasta anyway.

And you can bake that as well. It requires no boiling if you don't want to do it that way.


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Old 06-12-2006, 10:46 AM   #8
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You could take a look at some of the gluten free noodles out there. They might be lower on the glycemic index and be better for you.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:50 AM   #9
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I think this is what you might be looking for. It's called "Notta Pasta". It's made from rice flour & is quite good. You can use it in virtually any pasta recipe, & their website also has some recipes that are quite good. It's usually in the "organic" section of your supermarket, rather than in the pasta section.

http://www.nottapasta.com/
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Hey Breezy, thanks. Thats certainly what I meant anyway.
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