With so any “white flour” food products on the market today, finding this Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Farfalle bow-ties was a healthy and delicious experience. I love pasta, but have avoided it over the past two decades due to its high content of highly refined carbs. However, Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta is significantly less refined. So it seems more naturally nutritious, and offers an appetizing and pleasant mild taste as well.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, And Features
- 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.
- 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.
- Not only is Barilla Multigrain bow ties pasta noodles 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 collection!
- You give up no taste when you switch to Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Farfalle, and you gain some great nutrition for your effort. Try mixing this pasta with steamed broccoli for an even more well-balanced supper treat.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Farfalle bow-tie pasta takes longer to soften and cook than does the Barilla pasta elbows, as each noodle is a bit more massive. No big deal however. I just wash a few more dishes until the bow-ties are finished cooking. My experiments showed this bow-tie pasta to require between twenty and twenty-five minutes for 14.5 ounces of it to cook to al dente consistency.
- This farfalle bow-tie pasta seems more expensive than white flour-based pastas. However, the extra cost to me, is worth the more balanced and overall-better food quality of this product that I get in return.
- Barilla Plus Multigrain Farfalle Bow-Tie Pasta can be hard to find. But fortunately, I live close to a Walmart super-center that stocks it.
In short, we highly recommend Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Farfalle Bow-Ties pasta to those who enjoy pasta as do I, but who wish to discover healthier pasta alternatives to white flour. I’d rate this healthy pasta product at 96 out of 100. I’m particularly moved by the fact that Barilla appears to be making a real effort to increase the availability of healthy foods in the grocery market place. Hats off to them.
Where To Buy Barilla Plus Multigrain Bow-Ties
Look for it in the yellow, orange, and white box at your favorite bigger grocers, including Walmart where I found mine.
- Barilla Web Site
- Farfalle (Bow Tie) Pasta on Wikipedia
- Where to buy Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta Farfalle Bow-Ties
- 2015-01-17: Rearranged category and tag assignments, added whitespace and a References section, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked content.
- 2012-03-10: Originally published.