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World Pasta Day: Here are facts you didn't know about pasta

All noodles are pasta, but it is important to note that not all pasta are noodles.

In Summary

• All noodles are pasta, but it is important to note that not all pasta are noodles.

• Pasta takes its name from the pasty texture of dough when it is first mixed with water.

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October 25th is marked as world pasta day, a day to celebrate one of the most popular Italian dishes.

Its origin dates back to 1995 when 40 pasta producers decided to form a World Pasta Congress.

Pasta takes its name from the pasty texture of dough when it is first mixed with water

Different pastas have different names based on the different shapes the dough is molded into.

Different sauces that go with pasta
Different sauces that go with pasta
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All noodles are pasta, but it is important to note that not all pasta are noodles.

The whole wheat pasta is considered healthier as it contains minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, and vitamins, than white pasta

As we celebrate this day, here are facts you did not know about pasta.

  • Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot
  • There are almost 600 shapes of pasta
  • Most dried pasta is made of 2 ingredients; semolina flour and water
  • The most popular shapes of pasta are spaghetti (meaning strings) macaroni, vermicelli are small worms, farfalle are butterflies, orecchiette small ears, linguine little tongues, penne( pen-like), and ravioli little turnips.
  • n 2017, the British celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey set a new Guinness World Record for the longest pasta sheet rolled in 60 seconds – and he caught it all on camera for an episode of his show The F-Word. The sheet he produced was 144.78cm long.

A rule Italians observe while eating pasta is using a fork, simply just twirl a fork against the dish. Never a spoon.

So make sure you get your favourite pasta today and enjoy it with a glass of wine or cold beverage and enjoy!

Edited by D Tarus