San Marzano tomatoes, are considered by many chefs to be the best sauce tomatoes in the world. They come from a small town of the same name near Naples, Italy, and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.
BENEFITS OF PASTA
Pasta is a "good" carb. Carbohydrates are the source of most of the body's glucose, which is the crucial fuel energy source for the brain, red blood cells, muscles and organs. Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates.
Pasta is not a "white" food. It is golden or amber because it is made from semolina flour, which is ground from durum wheat. White flour used to make white bread is ground from common wheat.
Pasta is nutritious and a good source of B vitamins, iron and niacin. It is very low in sodium and is cholesterol free.
Pasta has a low Glycemic Index (GI) so it does not cause sugar in the blood to rise quickly. The Glycemic index measures how rapidly a carbohydrate triggers a rise in blood sugar; the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response.