Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta

 Recently the health community has recognized wheat intolerance as a serious health concern.  There have been more cases of Celiac disease diagnosed than ever before.  With all this new information more people are becoming gluten-free to be healthy.  If you stroll the aisles of the supermarket you will see the growing selection of gluten-free products.

I wanted to try some gluten-free options after reading the book Eat Right for Your Type.  I discovered that my family’s blood types do not agree with wheat products.  So while searching for gluten-free items to begin including in our diet I came across pastas made from brown rice.  Sounded like a dream, only the reviews on brown rice pasta said that it tended to be mushy.  My health food store carried Tinkyada Brown Rice which claims right on the bag that it does not get mushy.

I bought a bag of Tinkyada Brown Rice Spiral Pasta.  I cooked according to the instructions and it came out perfect.  It cooked up nicely and still had that slight bite we love in our pastas.  So I decided to overcook the bag of spaghetti I purchased to see if it then became mushy.  Even when overcooked the pasta still did not become mushy, there was less of a bite but it still held its form.  I highly recommend Tinkyada Brown Rice for those who are gluten-free.  You will not miss regular pasta at all.

The ingredients in this pasta are very simple, brown rice, rice bran and water.  It's also cholesterol free and low in fat and sodium.  Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta is manufactured in a wheat-free factory premise.  The bag itself boasts being wheat free, gluten-free, cholesterol free, low fat, low sodium, trans fat free, and Kosher certified.  Tinkyada have several pastas to choose from including spirals, spaghetti, spinach spaghetti, penne, elbows, fettuccini, and fusilli.

In mainstream supermarkets and health food stores a bag of this pasta can cost almost $5.00.  I did find it at a bargain in Fairway Supermarket for $3.89; however the best price I have seen was on  Their prices vary from $2.59 to $3.69 for the organic pasta.

If you are trying a gluten-free lifestyle give a bag of this pasta a try.  Share your recipes with us.  Let me know how you like it.

Healthy eating…

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