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World Pasta Day celebrated on October 25

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World Pasta Day is celebrated every October 25 in countries around the world. The theme chosen for 2008’s World Pasta day was Pasta and Children: Health for Children Around the Globe.

Canada is the No. 1 exporter of durum in the world. In any given year, western Canadian durum enjoys 50 to 60 per cent of the total world durum market.

Three-quarters of Canadians consume pasta at least once a week, according to a 2008 industry survey. Young adults aged 18 to 34 are consuming pasta more often with 52 per cent eating it more than once a week – double the response of those over 50.

Whole-grain wheat products like GrainWise pasta contain all three components of a wheat kernel; endosperm, bran and germ. Whole-wheat products are made with the endosperm and the bran. Both are high in fibre and nutrients.

Good pasta can be recognized by its bright-amber colour. The better the pasta, the less it sticks together. If your pasta turns into a ball in the strainer, it is a potential sign of poor-quality pasta. Quality pasta has a subtle, nutty flavour.

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