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6 Tips for How to Cook Pasta Perfectly (Page 7)

Learn to Like Whole-Wheat Pasta

6. Learn to Like Whole-Wheat Pasta

If you’re used to eating white pasta, trying pasta made with whole-wheat flour can be an adjustment—but there’s a reason to at least attempt to embrace whole-wheat pasta. It’s got 3 grams more fiber per 2-ounce serving than white pasta, and eating a diet rich in fiber has been linked to the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. And its nutty flavor can be a welcome addition if you pair it with robust sauces containing meat, nuts, greens and other assertive flavors. Delicate cream sauces are best suited to white pasta.

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