The Best Whole Wheat Pasta

Whole wheat pasta has always been better in theory (high fiber! extra nutrients!) than on the plate (mealy! mushy!). But

Whole Wheat PastaWhole wheat pasta has always been better in theory (high fiber! extra nutrients!) than on the plate (mealy! mushy!). But there’s been a major leap in quality, says food writer Melissa Clark, who recently held a taste test with an editor of the New York Times Dining section and two New York chef-restaurateurs. For her notes on winners and losers, go to melissaclark.net.

The best:
1. Bionaturae 100% Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Ranked best all-around. ($3.19 for 16 ounces; six grams of fiber)

2. Gia Russa 100% Whole Wheat Fettuccini
Mild flavor; kid-friendly. ($2.99 for 16 ounces; five grams of fiber)

3. Garofalo Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Tastes like whole wheat toast. ($2.19 for 16 ounces; four grams of fiber)

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest