Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli: A Gluten-free Healthy Dish
Searching for gluten-free pasta that is also delicious? Read our review of the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli to know more.
Over the years, the traditional pasta has taken different forms and is now available in new and healthier versions. Spinach pasta, beetroot pasta, and quinoa pasta to name a few. This segment of pastas is aimed at people who like to enjoy a portion of pasta occasionally without wavering too much from their fitness goal.
Millet based pasta is all the rage these days, which is why we decided to review the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat (कुट्टू) pasta to test it for its texture and taste. For our review we ordered a 250 gm pack.
Different aspects including the price, packaging, taste, texture and ingredients are discussed in our Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli review.
Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli – What You Need To Know
Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is gluten-free and is a vegetarian product. The 250 gm quantity of the pasta comes in a box pack.
We reviewed the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli to find out regarding its taste and texture. Was the taste of buckwheat prominent? How long did the pasta take for cooking? How delicious do they taste? Check out our detailed review below to know more.
The ingredients used in this Buckwheat pasta fusilli include – Rice, buckwheat (25%), starch and water.
It contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Buckwheat has an earthy flavor and is also slightly nutty. When it comes to any pasta made using millets, we are always apprehensive of how it would taste as the flavor of the millet can get overpowering.
The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli contains 25% buckwheat. When we tried this pasta we were welcomed by a nutty flavor and a hint of sweetness. This pasta did not have any bitter taste. It contains an earthy flavor that makes it an ideal option for people who love the taste of millets or are trying to switch to a healthier version of regular pasta.
As compared to any durum wheat or maida-based pasta, this one had a dark color. The twisted shape of this pasta is interesting and eye-catching. Despite having a twisted shape ,the pasta was cooked to perfection.
During our review, we found this buckwheat pasta had a slight chewy texture, but not rubbery. The texture is a bit grainy and has a firmer bite in comparison to regular pasta.
Pasta prepared using maida or wheat are white in color. The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli has a dark brown color which is due to the presence of buckwheat.
The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli comes packed in a carton. Inside the box, the pasta is well placed in a pouch pack. On opening the pack, we observed that the shape of all the pasta was intact and none of them were broken.
7. Nutritional Information
The following is the nutritional information per 100 gm for The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli – 354.59 kcal, 7.24 gm protein, 79.72 gm carbohydrate, 0.75 gm total fat and 1.04 gm total sugar.
A 250 gm pack of The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is INR 175/-.
Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli – Detailed Review
|Parameters||Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli|
|Net Quantity||250 gm|
|Shelf Life||Best Before 12 months|
|Main Ingredients||Rice, Buckwheat(25%), starch|
|Protein per 100 gm||7.24 gm|
We tested the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli for its taste, texture and ability to take on the flavors of the sauce. For our review, we ordered a 250 gm box which was priced at INR 175. During the dry inspection, we noticed that the pasta was well packed and had a dark brown color .
We cooked the pasta in the same way as mentioned on the pack. We boiled the pasta in 1 liter of salted water for six minutes. After six minutes, the pasta became tender.
We tossed it a tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4th Tbsp of salted butter. We did not taste this with any sauce as we wanted to gauge the actual flavor of the pasta.
- The 250 gm pack of Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is priced at Rs. 175.
- This pasta is free from artificial colors, flavours and preservatives.
- It comes with a shelf life of 12 months.
- The ideal cooking time of this pasta is 4 to 6 mins.
- A 250 gm pack is perfect to serve around 4 to 5 people.
- It is a gluten-free pasta.
- The pasta does not have a bitter taste. It is earthy and nutty.
- The texture of this pasta was spot on and has a firm bite.
- All the pieces of fusilli pasta were in perfect shape. There were no broken pieces.
- This buckwheat pasta is easy to cook.
- It contains no maida or wheat and is free from preservatives.
Best Suited For
The cost of this pasta is definitely a bit on the higher side. If you are looking for an alternative to regular wheat or maida based pasta, this buckwheat pasta is recommended.
For people who are currently on a gluten-free diet, the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is best suited for you. You can have this pasta either by mixing in with salads or tossing them with your favorite veggies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli.
1. Is this pasta a totally vegetarian product?
Yes, the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is a vegetarian product.
2. Does this pasta take longer to cook rather than the original pastas?
No, the pasta does not require a long time to cook. As mentioned on the pack, it requires a total cooking time of six minutes.
3. What are the gluten-free ingredients present in this pasta?
Rice and buckwheat are the two gluten-free ingredients present in this pasta.
4. Does this pasta taste different from the durum wheat pastas?
Yes, this buckwheat pasta has a taste different from the original pastas. It contains a nutty flavor and is a must try pasta if you love the taste of millets.
5. What is the actual speciality of this pasta?
The Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli is gluten free. There is no maida or wheat. The presence of buckwheat and rice makes it a healthy alternative to regular pasta.
Bring a healthy twist to your pasta cravings and give the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli a try. Easy to cook, gluten-free and a delectable taste! These buckwheat pasta must be a part of your kitchen. Our experience of reviewing this buckwheat pasta was a positive one.
Let us know in the comments below the unique recipe you made using the Healthy Alternatives Natural Buckwheat Pasta Fusilli.
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