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Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta Red Lentil & Sweet Potato -- 8 oz


Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta Red Lentil & Sweet Potato
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Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta Red Lentil & Sweet Potato -- 8 oz

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Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Description

  • Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Pasta
  • Plant Based
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • High Protein

With nothing to hide and everything to show, this plant-based pasta's unique flavor combination forms a delicious foundation for any recipe, all without sacrificing taste or texture. 

Red lentils are high in protein and provides an excellent sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Also, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene.


Directions

Add pasta to a pot of boiling, salted water.
Test after 3 minutes.
Drain, toss with butter, oil or sauce.
Free Of
Gluten, GMOs and animal ingrdients.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 Cup (55 g)
Servings per Container: 4
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories190
Total Fat1 g1%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate30 g11%
   Dietary Fiber4 g14%
   Total Sugars2 g
      Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein13 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium26 mg2%
Iron3 mg17%
Potassium410 mg9%
Other Ingredients: Organic red lentil, organic sweet potato.
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