Trade Up Tuesday: Gluten Free Penne Pasta

Purchasing a nutrient-dense gluten free product can be a challenge when you don't know quite what to look for in the product.  Here is an example of a common entree prepared by many in their homes.

Schar Multigrain Penne Rigate Gluten Free-NuVal score 23

Nutrition facts: Serving Size: 1/2 Cup, Servings per container: 6, Calories: 190, Calories from fat: 15, Total Fat: 1.5g, Saturated fat: 0.5g, Trans fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 30mg, Total Carbohydrates: 40g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Protein: 5g, Iron: 4%

Ingredients: Corn flour, Rice flour, Pea protein isolate, Mono- and diglycerides

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Penne Pasta Gluten Free-NuVal score 40

Nutrition Facts:  Serving Size: 2 oz, Servings Per Container: About 6, Calories: 190, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 0mg, Total Carbohydrate: 41g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Protein: 4g, Iron: 8%

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Flour

The Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Penne Pasta contains more fiber, less sodium, and more iron than the Schar Multigrain Penne Rigate. 

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