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Corn and teff pasta

Gluten-free corn and teff pasta: the ideal solution for everyone

We are a company specializing in contract gluten-free pasta production. Our mission is to offer everyone, celiac and non-celiac, tasty and wholesome products made with high-quality ingredients and through careful and sustainable manufacturing processes.

Our corn and teff pasta combines the lightness and delicate flavor of corn with the nutritional and beneficial properties of teff, a gluten-free grain native to Ethiopia.

Corn is a grain rich in starch, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium. Because of its versatility, it is used in numerous food preparations, from polenta to flour for cakes and breads. Corn pasta is particularly suitable for those on a gluten-free diet or those who wish to vary their diet.

Teff is a nutritionally interesting cereal: it is rich in protein, fiber, minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium, and B vitamins. Due to its composition, it is considered a very energizing food and suitable for athletes, vegans and vegetarians.

Our range of corn and teff pasta includes different types of short pasta, ideal for preparing tasty one-pot meals or pasta salads. Among the variations available, you will find pens, fusilli, butterflies, and many other formats. For lovers of long pasta, we offer spaghettini alla chitarra, noodles and tagliatelle made from corn and teff, perfect for savoring enveloping sauces and dressings. Finally, our offerings are completed with a selection of special pasta, such as lasagna and cannelloni.

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Corn and teff pasta: a range of products for all tastes

To ensure the best quality of our products, we carefully select raw materials, favoring local and sustainable crops. The corn and teff used for our pasta come from certified crops that respect the environment and the people who work the land.

Our corn and teff pasta is made through an artisanal process, which involves mixing the two grains, bronze drawing and slow, natural drying. This method results in a pasta with a perfect consistency that retains its organoleptic and nutritional properties to the fullest.

All stages of production, from the selection of raw materials to the final packaging, undergo strict quality controls to ensure that the consumer receives a safe and wholesome product that complies with current gluten-free food regulations.

Corn and teff pasta: properties, uses and tips

The nutritional properties of corn and teff pasta

Corn and teff pasta is an excellent alternative to wheat pasta for those looking for a gluten-free product or for those who simply want to vary their diet. This particular mix of grains gives the pasta interesting nutritional properties and a different nutrient profile than traditional pasta.

Corn is a nutrient-rich grain, including:

Carbohydrates: corn pasta is a source of complex carbohydrates, which are useful for providing energy to the body throughout the day.
Vitamins: corn is a good source of B vitamins, such as B1, B3 and B6, which contribute to the proper functioning of the nervous system, energy metabolism and red blood cell formation.
Minerals: minerals in corn include magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, which are important for the well-being of muscles, bones and the immune system.

Teff, a grain native to Ethiopia, is a nutritionally interesting ingredient:

Protein: Teff is particularly rich in protein, with a higher content than many other grains. Proteins are essential for tissue growth and repair and for the production of enzymes and hormones.
Fiber: This cereal is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is useful for aiding digestion and satiety.
Minerals: teff is particularly rich in iron, calcium and magnesium, elements essential for healthy bones, teeth and the immune system. In addition, it contains other minerals such as zinc, copper, and manganese.
Vitamins: teff provides B vitamins, such as B1, B2 and B6, and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

The combination of corn and teff in the pasta provides a product with a good balance of nutrients and a complete nutritional profile. Corn and teff pasta is, in fact, a source of energy, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, all of which contribute to the overall well-being of the body. In addition, its protein and fiber content makes it particularly suitable for those on vegetarian, vegan or sports diets who need adequate protein and energy intake.

Corn and teff pasta is an excellent choice for those looking for a nutritious and tasty product suitable for gluten-free diets and those who want to vary their diet with different and beneficial ingredients.

Health benefits of consuming corn and teff pasta

Consuming corn and teff pasta can bring several health benefits due to its interesting nutritional profile. Below are some of the benefits associated with taking this type of pasta:

(a) Improved digestion: the fiber content in pasta with corn and teff can help regularize intestinal transit and prevent digestive problems such as constipation, bloating and meteorism. In addition, its gluten-free nature makes it suitable for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

(b) Weight control: due to its high fiber content, pasta with cornmeal and teff flour can help control weight, as fiber increases satiety and reduces the tendency to overeat. In addition, the presence of complex carbohydrates provides a gradual release of energy, preventing spikes and dips in blood sugar that can lead to nervous hunger.

(c) Immune system support: teff is particularly rich in iron, zinc and vitamin E, nutrients that contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system. A diet that includes foods rich in these nutrients can help keep the immune system strong and resilient.

(d) Bone and dental health: teff is a source of calcium and magnesium, minerals that are essential for healthy bones and teeth. Consuming pasta with corn and teff can help prevent the onset of problems such as osteoporosis and promote healthy teeth.

(e) Energy and well-being: pasta with corn and teff provides a good supply of B vitamins, such as B1, B3 and B6, which are essential for the proper functioning of energy metabolism and the nervous system. Consuming foods rich in these vitamins can help reduce fatigue, improve mood and increase concentration.

(f) Cardiovascular health: consuming pasta with cornmeal and teff may help improve cardiovascular health due to its fiber content and absence of cholesterol. In fact, fiber can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent plaque buildup in the arteries, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Corn and teff pasta offers numerous health benefits and is an excellent choice for those seeking a gluten-free alternative to wheat pasta or for those who wish to diversify their diet with nutritious and tasty ingredients.

Culinary pairings of corn and teff pasta

Corn and teff pasta is very versatile and lends itself to a variety of culinary preparations. Its unique combination of flavors and textures can be enhanced with a variety of ingredients and seasonings. Below are some suggestions for culinary pairings:

Basil or arugula pesto: the fresh and aromatic taste of basil or arugula pesto goes perfectly with cornmeal and teff flour pasta. You can make a traditional pesto with basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil, or opt for an alternative version with arugula, walnuts and pecorino cheese.

Tomato sauces: tomato-based sauces, whether plain or enriched with vegetables, meat or fish, go well with pasta with corn and teff. You can make a fresh tomato sauce with garlic, oil and basil, or a meat or fish sauce for a more substantial dish.

Sautéed vegetables: pasta with cornmeal and teff lends itself to being served with sautéed vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and mushrooms. Add a drizzle of oil, garlic, chili and some parsley for a tasty and colorful dish.

Creamy sauces: creamy sauces made with cheese, cream or yogurt go well with cornmeal and teff pasta. You can make a gorgonzola sauce or a vegetarian carbonara with cream, eggs and mushrooms.

Legumes: legumes, such as lentils, chickpeas, and beans, are a great match for pasta with corn and teff because of their protein and texture. You can make a lentil and tomato sauce, a pasta salad with chickpeas and vegetables, or a pasta and bean dish.

Fish and shellfish: pasta with corn and teff also pairs well with the flavors of the sea. You can make a pasta with clam, mussel or squid sauce, or a pasta dish with shrimp and zucchini.

Meat sauces: meat sauces, such as the classic Bolognese sauce, go well with cornmeal and teff pasta. You can also try making a pasta with sausage and mushrooms, or with beef stew and peppers.

Do not hesitate to experiment with ingredients and spices to create original and tasty dishes that enhance corn and teff pasta. The possibilities are endless and suit all tastes and dietary requirements.

Corn and teff pasta cooking tips

The cooking of corn and teff pasta may differ slightly from traditional wheat pasta due to its gluten-free characteristics and different grain composition. Here are some useful tips for getting pasta with corn and teff cooked to perfection:

Plenty of water: use enough water to cook corn and teff pasta. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to use about 1 liter of water for every 100 grams of pasta.

Salt: add salt to the cooking water to flavor the pasta. The recommended amount is about 10 grams of salt per liter of water.

Do not add oil: unlike some types of gluten-free pasta, corn-teff flour pasta does not require the addition of oil to the cooking water. In fact, oil can alter the texture of the pasta and prevent the sauce from adhering properly.

Cooking time: cooking time for pasta with corn and teff may vary depending on size and thickness. Consult the directions on the package and taste the pasta while cooking to check the desired degree of doneness. Usually, pasta with cornmeal and teff requires slightly less cooking time than wheat pasta.

Stir gently: while cooking, stir the pasta gently to prevent it from breaking or sticking. Use a wooden ladle or fork to stir carefully.

Drain and rinse: once the desired cooking time has been reached, drain the pasta in a colander. Unlike other gluten-free pasta, it is not necessary to rinse pasta with corn and teff under cold water unless you want to stop cooking immediately.

Season immediately: for best results, season freshly drained cornmeal and teff pasta. The seasoning will help keep the pasta soft and prevent it from sticking.

Following these tips will result in perfectly cooked corn and teff pasta, ready to be tossed with your favorite sauces and ingredients. Enjoy your meal!

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