Trecce Dell’Orto

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BASIC INFO

Brand: Casa Milo

Origin: Apulia, Italy

About: Don’t let these vibrant hues fool you, it is NOT flavored pasta–tho I wish it were. They are purely for aesthetic. Casa Milo, one of four other product lines that make up Gruppo Alimentare Mediterraneo Milo (GR.A.M.M.), make their pasta using local durum semolina flour, which has a higher protein content than pastas. They use powdered vegetables additives for color and nutrients. The pasta shape, strozzapretti (meaning “priest chokers”) is great for gripping sauce.

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HEALTH INFO

Ingredients: durum wheat semolina • dried red beet • dried carrots • turmeric powder • dried basil • dried spinach • dried tomatoes • squid ink • niacinironthiaminriboflavinfolic acid

Calories: 200 per ⅔ cup

Replaces: other boring pastas

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WHERE TO BUY

Online: Avantisavoia

Store: Was once available at Walmart. I found mine at Tuesday Morning.

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HOW TO STORE

In a cool, dry place for about 2-3 years.

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TASTE & TEXTURE

  • aromatic
  • deep
  • bready
  • like regular pasta

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FUN FACTS

  • Italians eat over 60 pounds (27 kg) of pasta per person, per year, while Americans only eat about 20 pounds (9.1 kg).
  • The ancient Romans used to eat their pasta with honey and fermented fish sauce.

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