Orgran Buckwheat Pasta Spirals Gluten Free -- 8.8 oz
Good but fragile
This is nice for someone who can't have wheat but misses pasta. There seems to be a small window of time between "still crunchy" and "ready to disintegrate" when cooking. Other than that, it's tasty and sure made my gf family member happy to have pasta again. I would buy as an occasional treat.
April 8, 2015
Gluten free and Rice free pasta
We've been trying to watch our rice consumption (because of heavy metals) on a gluten free diet. This pasta fit the bill! Great taste and texture.
February 2, 2015
Quick Gluten-Free Nutrition Instead of Stripped
Buckwheat is not wheat but a nutritious fruit seed relative of rhubarb. This pasta is more complex carb, fiber, & nutrition than is semolina stripped white pasta (even when veggies added to semolina for color/flavor) breaking down into what amounts to a bowl of white sugar I'd rather get in dessert than pasta.
Mother taught us a little oil in the salted water not only prevents boiling over but also lubricates pasta from sticking together; so these good directions work fine, easy & quick. I use boiled & re-mineralized Brita pitcher filtered H20 to cook it; & after cooking & draining in a colander I don't "rinse w/ toxic tapwater" but instead just dump a little drinking water of any temperature from the teapot on it to "rinse & refresh."
Though I prefer Vitacost's Sweet Potato & Buckwheat spaghetti noodle flavor, this plain Buckwheat's spiral shape is easier to make & eat, & the pasta gets coated w/ any sauces better than spaghetti noodles--as it needs to, to help cover the rather strong Buckwheat flavor. Versus the SP&B I break in half, & hopefully they'll offer in spiral; but til then I use these plain Buckwheat for healthy spirals.
January 17, 2015
These are great! Plant based protein in every yummy bite. I eat these with some olive oil and sea salt. I tried the mung bean and black bean noodles, and they were disgusting. These are much closer in taste and texture to whole wheat pasta.
August 27, 2014
Best Buckwheat Product Out There
This is our staple in our household. It is an excellent product for those who can't have gluten.
May 15, 2014