Pasta is the cornerstone of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Rela%vely cholesterol -free and very low in sodium. It can be paired with various vegetables, sauces and proteins. Pasta also delivers the slow releasing complex carbohydrate that we need to power us through the day. It is served bathed in nutrient rich sauces, olive oil and large amount of proteins, packed cheese, poultry and meat. It is one of the world famous foods of the Italian cuisine.