Posted By Dimitra on 08/11/2010 9:09 AM
I discovered whole whet pasta recently and see that a lot hs been said about it in this forum. I live in Italy and so unfortunatlely can't get my hands on this Dreamfields pasta. My question is...how much whole wheat pasta makes a block? I know that 10 g of regular pasta is a block, what about whole wheat pasta that has 65 g of carbs per 100 g, 13 g of protein and 8.6 g of fiber. I saw a lot being said in this forum about subtracting the fiber from the carbs...and I'm a bit confused. I'd appreciate any help! Thanks, dimi
First, it is 9g of Carbs per 1 zone block serving.
Based on your package information, 65g minus 13g = 52g of net zone countable Carbs per 100g of that pasta.
52g of Carbs is nearly 6 zone block (servings) (5.78 to be exact).
So a 1 block zone serving of that pasta is 100g divided by 5.78 = 17.3g of that pasta.
Typically with most USA pasta only 1/4 cup cooked pasta is 1 zone serving block.
Looks like your pasta is about similar.
And remember all pasta (except Zone 1-2-3 foods) is unfavorable carb; therefore, you should limit the pasta to no more than 25% of you Carbs in the meal.
In other words, that pasta should be only 17g of pasta in a meal.