It depends on the brand, in my opinion. I like barilla okay, but I really prefer Bionaturae when I can find it. They are both whole grain pastas, but the Bionaturae is far superior in taste and texture- It is like two different kinds of pasta.
I think a big part of the problem is that people have a preconceived notion that wheat pasta tastes bad, and therefore, no matter how often they eat it, they think it tastes bad. Once, when my niece and nephew were over, I used whole grain pasta- and neither of them even noticed! And those are two picky eaters- my nephew only eats grilled cheese and spaghetti, and my niece only eats pb & j on white bread, macaroni & cheese and spaghetti.
Fiber is important, and whole grain pastas have high amounts of vitamins and trace minerals, since most of a grains nutrients are in its bran and germ, which are removed when a grain is refined. Depending on the grain, it can lose up to 90% of its nutrients when refined for things like white pastas.
Of course, evenone's tastes are different, and some people do not think the health benefits of whole grains outweigh what they consider to be something that tastes good.
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