Best Whole Wheat Pastas
It can be healthier than regular pasta, and the taste can be surprisingly similar
Pasta purists argue that the whole-wheat variety tastes grainy and bitter. But when our professional tasters sampled 10 whole-wheat pastas—sans sauce—all of them received Very Good scores for nutrition, and three products earned Very Good taste ratings. (Download a PDF of our whole-wheat pasta ratings.)
Whole-wheat pasta’s calories, fat, and protein content are similar to those of regular. But it packs at least twice as much fiber—a good thing, considering that only about 5 percent of Americans meet their daily fiber needs.
Best From Our Tests
Consider the cookware below to find a pasta pot that’s right for you, or check CR's complete cookware ratings.
Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the January 2019 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.