Anyone Tried Dreamfields Pasta?

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    May 20, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    I was hoping to get some opinions on Dreamfields brand "low carb" pasta. Has anyone tried this stuff? I've got to say the pasta tastes pretty good, and according to the manufacturer it's a healthy dream come true. Per serving the pasta has only 5 grams "digestable" carbs (compared to 30-40 grams for regular and wheat pasta), has about the same amount of fiber as whole wheat pasta, and a 65% lower glycemic index than traditional pasta.

    The Dreamfields website says their "patent-pending recipe and manufacturing process protects all but 5 grams of the carbohydrates per serving from being digested and therefore lessens post-meal blood glucose rise as compared to traditional pasta." For those who have tried this stuff or heard about it, what do you think? Is this the new wonder food that'll let you eat pasta without the excess carbs, or is their claim just a big fat scam?

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    http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/pasta-nutrition.html#sec1q9
  • mtneerman

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    Jun 04, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    interesting. i'm a diabetic, so i'll have to try this to see what it does to my sugar levels.
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    Jun 04, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    Ancient Harvest makes a pretty decent quinoa-based pasta (gluten free), which adds some protein punch, too.
    http://www.quinoa.net/1972.html
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    Jun 05, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    1969er saidAncient Harvest makes a pretty decent quinoa-based pasta (gluten free), which adds some protein punch, too.
    http://www.quinoa.net/1972.html

    Actually, Ancient Harvest is misrepresenting a "primarily corn-based product" (I'm quoting a customer service rep I queried last month re the percentage of quinoa to corn) as a quinoa pasta. It's corn pasta. Gluten-free, yes. A good source of quinoa? Not their pasta products. (Though their other non-pasta products, which are quinoa-based, are.)
  • metta

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    Jun 25, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    So I tried the Dreamfield's pasta last night for the first time. It was good....tastes much better than the wheat pasta I have been buying. icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 25, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    If you're trying to avoid carbs, it could be a good pasta if you're ok with the niacin content. But I don't see the glycemic index argument. Whole-wheat pasta already has a surprisingly low GI of 37, which is low by any standard except Atkins.
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    Jun 26, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    You know, I would also wonder if those non-digestible, non-fiber carbs might promote gas. icon_surprised.gif
  • mybud

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    Jun 26, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    Ya I tried it ...maybe it was me but I thought it tasted like the box it came in.....I wouldn't buy it again.....BUD