Friday, August 30, 2013

My Thoughts On Dreamfield Pasta

Lately everyone around me has gone gaga over Dreamfields Pasta.  
I'm a skeptic and thought I would check it out.  Now, we don't eat a lot of gluten since I have a son that is intolerant; so I didn't buy any and try it.  However, I did research it.
The first article I found was this one.  Immediately I was intrigued.  
I then went to the website and pulled up the ingredient list for the pasta.  This is what I found.  
 Ingredients: Enriched semolina, [semolina, iron (ferrous sulfate), and B vitamins (niacin, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)], inulin(vegetable fiber), wheat gluten(plant protein), xanthan gum(food fiber), pectin(fruit fiber),potassium chloride.
Honestly, it doesn't look that bad.  You can pronounce most of the items.  Look deeper though.  What is xantham gum and pectin doing being added to your pasta?  Why do you need to "trick" your body into feeling fuller?  These were some of the questions that popped into my head.  
Another question that I had was, "What is potassium chloride?"  I was quickly able to do a search and found the answers on Wikipedia.  "The chemical compound potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorineI also found that it could be used as fertilizer starter, medicine, and to preserve food.  It's main use however is fertilizer.  You can read more about that here.
I went back to the Dreamfields website and watched this video.  It shows and tells you that they have used special fibers to coat the wheat protein in a patent pending process to have the body treat the protein like fiber.  Therefore, you now have a low carb pasta.  
Here is my takeaway from this.  Do you really want to eat a "food" that has been played around with in a lab?  I know that pasta is an easy weeknight dinner, just read your labels and use a pasta that isn't also a science experiment. You might try this pasta if you want a healthier, real food pasta.  They have several flavors and yes it is an affiliate link, however we won't be affiliates for anything we don't believe in.  If you want another, more affordable option you can just roast a Spaghetti Squash.  With that you can add some good protein and veggies to help you feel full and get a balanced meal.
What about you, do you have a favorite pasta?

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