A lot of times we go to the grocery store and think because it is in the organic or “healthy” foods section then it is the best option. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE! I compared The Ancient Quinoa Harvest Pasta Noodles with the Smart Taste Pasta Noodles. I THOUGHT the Quinoa would be better for me – for a few reasons…gluten free, no cholesterol, low-fat, and very low sodium (as it says on the box) BUT I also thought it would have more fiber, less sugar, and more protein than Smart Taste. Yup, I was WRONG! Don’t be fooled, always check and compare the labels to each other. If one item has a lot more protein but may have 40 more calories than I go for more protein with a few extra calories. I just look at the labels and see which one is the best choice.
Both serving sizes are 2 oz.
SMART TASTE: COMPARED WITH QUINOA PASTA
Calories: 180 205
Fiber: 5g 4g
Total Carbs 39g 46g
Total Fat 0.5g 1g
Protein 6g 4g
Sodium 15mg 4mg
Sugar 1 gram less than 1g
I did love the Quinoa pasta but I will stick to my same Smart Taste that I always eat just because I don’t have a sodium problem and the sugar isn’t that big a difference for me. Smart Taste wins in my vote!
So be sure when you hit the store that you compare ingredients so you know that what you are really getting is the best option!