Pasta is loved by millions around the world for its delicious taste, its versatility, and the diversity of its dishes. It is considered a main dietary component in many places around the world. For example, in China it is made from rice flower and known as “noodles”. In Europe it is made of wheat and known as “pasta”.
Regular pasta is made of wheat or rice with water, eggs and salt. However, Perfetto pasta is made of semolina, and is egg-free. It is highly diverse in terms of shapes and types and can create many different dishes.
In this article, Perfetto will introduce you to the most famous types of pasta.
Spaghetti is very versatile and can be accompanied by many different sauces, such as carbonara and Bolognese. Some like to use it in baked pasta dishes. There are different types of spaghetti such as Spaghettini, Whole-wheat Spaghetti, and low-carb and high-protein Spaghetti.
This cylindrical pasta is also known as Rigate, and its edges are cut at an angle. This pasta is usually served with thick sauces and meat, amongst other ingredients.
This broad and flat pasta is used in dishes that require layering and baking. Its permeable nature helps all the flavors to get well incorporated, yielding delicious dishes with sauces such as béchamel or ragout.
This shell-shaped pasta is widely popular. It is designed to complement rich sauces such as arrabbiata.
Thinner than spaghetti, vermicelli is a favorite amongst Italians and Arabs alike. It can be cooked traditionally or with a twist, and can be incorporated in many different recipes, as an addition to tomato sauce or tuna.
This bow-shaped pasta dates back to the early 1950s. It can be used in salads or as a side dish, and it is especially loved by children.
This spiral-shaped pasta adds a fun twist to any pasta dish.
The versatility and diversity of pasta is the main reason behind its spread internationally. It is great for creative cooks, and is also nutritional, containing protein, carbohydrates, phosphorus, calcium and iron.