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.
Calories: 200 per ⅔ cup
Replaces: other boring pastas
WHERE TO BUY
Store: Was once available at Walmart. I found mine at Tuesday Morning.
HOW TO STORE
In a cool, dry place for about 2-3 years.
TASTE & TEXTURE
- like regular pasta
- 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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