‘Life is a combination of magic and pasta.’ This is what an Italian film director and screenwriter named Federico Fellini was once quoted saying. Well, it seems true for at least pasta lovers. Pasta is one of the most popular Italian cuisines and has now become a favourite food item in India as well. Every year, October 25 is observed as the World Pasta Day. It aims at making people eat pasta and understand its cultural and culinary importance. The day was brought into existence back in 1995. And since then, people all around the world celebrate the day by making their favourite pasta. Today on World Pasta Day, here we tell you some of the interesting facts about this food that you didn’t know before. Read further to about them.
Having pasta can bring a smile on your face
Well, getting pasta can bring a smile to any pasta lover’s face. But, here we are not talking about that smile. There is a scientific reason behind pasta, making you happy. Pasta contains carbohydrates that are known to increase the production of serotonin in your body. Notably, serotonin is a happy hormone that triggers the feeling of happiness and well-being.
Pasta is healthy to have
Being rich in important nutrients like carbohydrates and proteins, pasta can give you an array of health benefits. You can consider it a good source of energy and have every day as a healthy snack.
Pasta is produced in 600 different shapes
This is what the International Pasta Organization states. According to this organization, currently, there are more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced world-wide.
Pasta is made up of grains
Do you know that healthy ingredients like wheat and whole wheat are used to make pasta? Yes, you read it right. And this is the reason you can consider it as a good alternative for food like barley, rice, and even corn.
Pasta is most popular in Italy
Well, there is nothing surprising about this statement. Italy is believed to be the place where pasta was introduced for the first time.