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Old 01-12-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Low Carb Pasta

Any suggestions where I can get low carb pasta? Brand name?

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Old 01-12-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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They carry it at Krogers too
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Dreamfields at Safeway markets, too. Good stuff!
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They carry dreamfield by me at Shop Rite,Wegmans and Giant
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Publix also carries it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #7
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When I want real pasta, I use carb nada pasta, which you can buy at netrition. It works for me, the portion size is generous, and no problems like with the dreamfields pasta.
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When I want real pasta, I use carb nada pasta, which you can buy at netrition. It works for me, the portion size is generous, and no problems like with the dreamfields pasta.
Just curious ... what problems?

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Hi Jules, I found with the dreamsfields sometimes my BS's were fine and other times it ran way too high. Something about the way it is made, maybe someone else can explain it, or you can check out the website.
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Just curious ... what problems?

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I am curious both about the problems and about the product itself.
Its listing of Carbs just doesn't make sense to me.

It shows 41 Total Carbs per serving. Then, Dietary Fiber at 5 Grams, broken down to Soluble-3 and Insoluble at 2. This seems to leave a balance of say 36 grams per serving.

I have some Planters Peanuts that show 5 grams total and 3 grams dietary leaving 2.

I mention the peanuts as they are supposed to be OK alternatives to Higher Carb snacks and I had assumed it was because of the net 2 grams per serving. However, if that is true, then the 41-5 leaving 36 for Dreamfileds must be true too and 36 is an awful lot for my low carb needs.

Am I not understanding this entire thing?
Dreamfields is just too good to be real!
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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They claim that the manufacturing process protects all but 5 grams of carbohydrates from being digested.

There is conflicting results with people, some it works and others it doesn't. With me I found that sometimes it worked and other times it didn't. I'm diabetic so for me I can't risk eating something that sometimes works without it affecting my health. If you're just eating low carb then it isn't that big of a deal I guess.

They say not to overcook it because it breaks down the protective carbs.
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Yeah dreamfields tastes great, and has a fiber/polymer coating over the noodles, but:
(a) You can't overcook it or you destroy the polymer
(b) You can't eat it for left overs, b/c the polymer disintigrates over time
(c) Can't cook it in acidic sauces (although topping with sauce is ok just before eating) or else the polymer coating is eaten away.
Even taking this stuff all into consideration, Diabetics are epecially sensistive and may show elevated glucose (meaning they probably got more than the 5 carbs) the next day. Also I would think if you have a slow gut, your more likely to get more than 5 carbs out of it.

I tried and its great, but something dosn't seem right to me, and I like to trust my gut. ...
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Thank You for the follow up. I don't think I especially like the idea of eating anything with a polymer coating.....Is that information generally available?

There appears to be a special Ronzoni version of reduced carb pasta too. I will check that out.

My two or three favorite food items missed by continuing low-carb has just been changed. Pasta, potatoes and popcorn are tough to be without for me---Dreamfields had helped but now....

Oh well, I am glad there are peanuts!
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I checked out the Ronzoni a while ago, I don't think it's very low carb. The only low carb pasta I have found that I can eat and not get a bs spike from is carb nada pasta. I buy it from Netrition.com
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I found Dreamfields at Kroger's.
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so if the coating is only on the outside of the pasta, what about when you chew it? doesn't that create surface area that will not then be coated?

and carb nada has soy in it. soy is a dangerous toxin, non-food. IMO

I am working on making a pasta out of the glucomannan, the stuff miracle noodles are made of. hang tight, I will figure it out soon. experiments will resume this week!
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so if the coating is only on the outside of the pasta, what about when you chew it? doesn't that create surface area that will not then be coated?

and carb nada has soy in it. soy is a dangerous toxin, non-food. IMO

I am working on making a pasta out of the glucomannan, the stuff miracle noodles are made of. hang tight, I will figure it out soon. experiments will resume this week![/QUOTE]

.....I agree on the soy stuff---not so good for those with thyroid issues either. I think I am stuck with the Dreamfields for now, but I don't like the idea of ingesting polymer...it has been OK for me as far as weight is concerned. I am not diabetic but think the BS check sounds like a good test of the carb content.

My wife has moved to prepare Dreamfields only and she agrees that we keep using it. I wonder if any health organization, government or not, has looked at it?
An earlier poster mentioned the Ronzoni and that is what I referred to also as the dietetic info on the box is not far off from the Dreamfields--wonder how their numbers closely resemble each other?

Well, it certainly leaves me thinking some more and that can't be all bad.

Thanks for the time.
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