With so any “white flour” food products on the market today, finding this Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Elbows was a true joy. I love pasta of all types but have shied away from eating it in recent years due to its high content of highly refined carbs. However, the Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta is somewhat less refined, and so, appears to be more naturally nutritious, and offers an appetising and satisfying taste as well.
Benefits, Features, Pros, and Advantages
- A whole 14.5 Oz. box of Barilla Multigrain Pasta Elbows cooks up in under twenty minutes on my stove. Smaller portions cook much faster; the box says 7 to 8 minutes.
- Not only is Barilla Multigrain Pasta Elbows a great source of protein, but it contains several grain and legume flours; making it a great fiber source (4 grams of fiber per 2 Oz. serving). Just look at the ingredients (from the box): Semolina, lentils, chickpeas, flaxseed, barley, spelt, oats, egg whites, oat fiber, durum flour, and added vitamins. What a nutritious variety!
- This pasta is also a plentiful source of protein (11 grams per 2 Oz. serving), as well as those ALA omega-3 fatty acids, and it has low per-serving fat and sugar (2 grams and 2 grams respectively).
- Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Elbows have a very mild flavor which is very much like more traditional pastas, that readily accepts cheeses and pasta sauces.
- It’s texture can be chewy or very soft, depending on how long you cook it. So it cooks and tastes almost just like other pastas.
- You give up no good taste when you switch to Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Elbows, and you gain some great nutrition.
Disadvantages, Concerns, Cons, and Problems
- This pasta product can be hard to find. But larger outlets like Walmart supercenters typically carry it.
- This pasta appears a bit more expensive than white flour-based pastas. However, the extra cost is probably worth the more balanced and overall-better food quality of this product.
In short, I’d highly recommend Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Elbows to anyone who enjoys eating pasta, but who wants to find healthier pasta alternatives to white flour. I’d rate this pasta product at 98 out of 100.
Where To Buy Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Elbows Rating
Look for it in the yellow, orange, and white box at your favorite bigger grocers such as Walmart, Giant Eagle, Hometown Market, Weis, and Foodland.
- 2014-11-25: Added whitespace, adjusted ad positioning, and updated the content.
- 2012-03-03: Originally published.