Red lentil pasta — another gluten-free choice?

A look at the nutrition panel shows very little salt and very little fat, both pluses for me. A serving also has 14 grams fo protein, which seems a goodly amount knowing that one so-called serving of pasta is never enough.

Fears about gluten, fears which are misplaced for most people by the way, are fueling a boom in non-wheat-based pastas. I’ve written about an edamame pasta I bought at Costco after sampling it there and finding it quite tasty.

Costco now also has red lentil pasta. I took the accompanying pictures of it on a recent shopping trip. I go to Costco weekly and am always on the lookout for low-salt, low-fat new products.

Red lentil pasta at Costco, trumpeting that it has only one ingredient.
Red lentil pasta at Costco, trumpeting that it has only one ingredient.

The package trumpets that the pasta includes only one ingredient, red lentil flour, a nod to the search for simple labels and simple ingredients these days. 

A look at the nutrition panel shows very little salt and very little fat, both pluses for me. A serving also has 14 grams fo protein, which seems a goodly amount knowing that one so-called serving of pasta is never enough.

Red lentil pasta appears to be low in fat, low in sodium, and high in protein.
Red lentil pasta appears to be low in fat, low in sodium, and high in protein.

But while I was looking at it, another woman came by and complained about the amount of carbs in a serving, 35 grams. So if you’re avoiding carbs, this might not be the pasta for you.

I didn’t buy it, we’re still working our way through the Costco-sized box of edamame pasta we have. But I may grab it next time I see it.

John

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