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Updated January 29th, 2024 at 23:47 IST

Surprising Health Benefits Of Gluten Free Pasta Fettuccine

Fettuccine, a pasta variety resembling flat ribbons, is available in both fresh and dried forms and has various health benefits.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
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Fettuccine, a pasta variety resembling flat ribbons, derives its name from the Italian phrase meaning "small ribbons." This thick pasta is available in both fresh and dried forms, can be found in long strands or curled nests.  Fettuccine is slightly narrower than tagliatelle, though they are often used interchangeably. 

A popular dish featuring fettuccine is Fettuccine Alfredo, composed of heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese. However, this extremely popular dish is rich in both fat and calories. The inclusion of high-fat ingredients like cream and butter contributes to elevated levels of saturated fat, posing potential risks for heart disease and increased cholesterol levels.

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Fettuccine is gluten free

Fettucine  is gluten free  is prepared with corn and rice. It has the great taste and texture you can feel good about including in your favorite healthy pasta recipes.

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Protein

Protein  in fettucine  is higher in protein and fiber, and lower in carbs than regular pasta. It can help with muscle repair and bodybuilding, and is a good choice for athletes and people looking to build muscle.

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Complex carbohydrates


Complex carbohydrates in fettucine are prepared with three or more sugars linked together. They are higher in fiber and digest more slowly than simple carbohydrates, making them more filling.

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Fiber

The amount of fiber in fettucine depends on the quality of the flour used to make it. Good quality white flours, which are coarse and slightly creamy in color, contain short fibers.

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Low sodium and cholesterol-free

Fettucine  contains low in sodium and cholesterol-free. The sodium content of packaged dry pasta is minimal, but the addition of salt during cooking can result in a substantial increase.

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Mood

Fetuccine contains carbohydrates that can help increase serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that ca help regulate regulates mood and can promote feelings of happiness and well-being.

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Fettuccine also contains  essential vitamins and minerals

Fettuccine Alfredo is a good source of protein and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, E, and K. However, it's high in calories, fat, and sodium, so it should be eaten in moderation. 
 

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Published January 29th, 2024 at 23:47 IST

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