Calories in Angel Hair Pasta


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What is in Angel Hair Pasta?

Angel hair pasta, also known as capellini, resembles the popular spaghetti in its long, thin, and round shape, but it is much thinner than spaghetti. It is made of durum semonila wheat, water, and salt, and, since the durum semonila is hard wheat, it comes out chewy and strong when cooked.

Is Angel Hair Pasta Healthy?

A 2 ounce serving of angel hair pasta, without any added oil or sauces, will yield 200 calories. The majority of these come from carbohydrates (38 grams) and the rest from protein (10 grams, which is an adequate amount) and fat (1 gram: it is very low in fat!). In addition, it has a good micronutrient profile: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, iron, and calcium are all obtained from eating angel hair pasta. Of course, the pasta is rarely eaten by itself. Although it is not completely unhealthy (remember: moderation and portion control are key!), adding sauces and other components to it can make it unhealthy. Oil and sauces can add a lot of calories to the meal. Use light sauces (this will also help to not overload the pasta, since it is so fine) and toss with vegetables, herbs, and protein such as chicken, seafood, or beef to make it a component for a healthy meal.


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