Monday, February 15, 2010

Fiber Gourmet (Product Review)

Note Thanks to Fiber Gourmet for sending me the following pastas and cheese snacks to review. I was a huge fan of the pasta. I couldn't tell the difference between Fiber Gourmet's pasta and regular pasta.

Rotini:
2 ounces (56 grams) has 130 calories, 18 grams fiber, 1 gram fat, 42 grams carbs, 2 grams sugar, and 6 grams protein.

Ingredients for Classic pasta (all shapes): Durum Semolina Flour, Modified Wheat Starch, Wheat Gluten

When I first read the labels, and being the accountant I am, I thought the math didn't add up. 1 gram fat =9 calories + 42 grams carbs (*4 calories per gram)= 168 calories + 6 grams of protein * 4 = 24 calories. 9 + 42 +6 = 201 calories, almost the same in pasta. However, they subtract out the fiber, which is 72 calories (18*4). Therefore, there's the 130. In the United States, it is perfectly legal to subtract out fiber from total calorie count. I noticed a lot of companies are making this trend, including fiber one cereals.

wesbite description: "Put pasta back in your diet with FiberGourmet! Our pasta has the same color, taste, and texture as standard pasta, but 40% fewer calories! It also provides an unprecedented 18 grams of fiber per serving, much more than whole wheat pasta (which has a mere 5g), or anyone else on the market for the matter - and it's backed up by actual lab analysis."

It's:
- non GMO
- made in the USA from all US ingredients
- no artificial colors or flavors
- no inulin, polydextrose, or other polyols.

To learn more about the Rotini, visit here: http://www.fibergourmet.com/Rotini.aspx