All Pastas Are Not Created Equal
Imported from Tuscany, Italy, bionaturæ® organic semolina(s) and whole durum wheat(ww) pastas are redefining the pasta category in the United States and intend to bring pasta back to its more flavorful and authentic Old World traditions.
Durum wheat is grown in Italy on small family-owned farms that have been using traditional agricultural methods for centuries. All ingredients are certified organic and are grown and processed without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
The pasta is made in a state-of-the-art pasta factory near Pisa, Italy, that uses artisanal production methods of the past. bionaturæ®'s pastaio, the person who directs the pasta process from kneading to drying, is a third generation Italian pasta maker.
Antique bronze dies, which create the shape of the pasta, are used in the bionaturæ® factory to press semolina pasta shapes with a rough texture that better absorbs sauce. Most present-day pasta factories use Teflon™ dies, which is more expedient but compromises quality, making a smoother surface that sauce will actually slide off of.
The drying process is also a key to the delicious flavor of our pasta. Slow drying at low temperatures helps to preserve the nutty flavor of the durum wheat. This method of slow drying pasta is an art as well as a science, since drying times vary depending on the shape of the pasta and outdoor relative humidity levels and temperature. This subtle difference of a slow-dried pasta can be tasted best before you add condiment. You will find that bionaturæ® pasta tastes delicious even before you add sauce!
bionaturæ® organic whole wheat pasta has a nutty flavor that is pleasing to your palate, not gritty or grainy. The whole wheat pasta, available in nine different varieties, cooks just like the semolina pasta and has a wonderful texture that works well with any recipe. Try feeding our whole wheat pasta to your children, and chances are they will love it just as much as the semolina. If not, you can mix half semolina and half whole wheat for a healthier meal.
bionaturæ® is proud to offer the finest and most extensive line of organic pasta, at prices you can afford everyday.
*Health note- The glycemic-index rating for pasta is 55, while whole wheat pasta is 40. Comparatively, white rice is 82 and white bread is 100. The more you cook pasta, the higher the rating. Please test your pasta frequently and become accustomed to eating it "al dente", as they do in Italy. Foods with a glycemic index of 100 or above are very quick to release sugar into the bloodstream.