10 Super Interesting And Fun Facts About Pasta

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Pasta is a type of noodle that is used in cooking. It is a staple food of most Italian cuisines. The first reference to pasta, in a book, was in 1154.

In 1957, BBC aired a spoof documentary about spaghetti crops, that showed farmers getting spaghetti from bushes. Some of the viewers wanted to know how to buy their spaghetti bushes 😂

There are around 600 different types of pasta today, we all know some popular ones as spaghetti, macaroni or penne. Over 1300 different names have been documented!

We should thank Thomas Jefferson because he brought pasta to America back in 1789. Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the reason we get to enjoy pasta here in the U.S.

There are many varieties of pasta, such as: long pasta, short pasta, minute pasta, egg pasta, fresh pasta and al forno pasta.

Spaghetti is the Most Popular Noodle in America According to studies, spaghetti is the favorite pasta for Americans. Second place is penne and then it is macaroni.

The traditional Italian way of cooking pasta is known as ‘al dente’. The average Italian eats 60 pounds of pasta per year. While Americans eat just 26 pounds a year.


(as this is posted in september)

National Pasta Month falls in October, so be sure to prep your finest pasta dishes for then.

Pasta has many health benefits, as it is low in calorific value and contains various nutrients and minerals.

Italy produces more pasta than any other country, between 1,700,000 and 3,300,000 TONS of pasta per year. 😮

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