Let’s get our science-geek on.

You see, not all proteins are created equal.

So what is a complete protein? Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need. Our pastas combine lentils, rice, and other good-for-you ingredients to form a complete protein.

Lentils are one of the highest sources of protein for all legumes and nuts. Rich in fiber, lentils are also a complex carbohydrate, which means that they digest slowly and provide the body with a sustained source of energy, which can also help stabilize blood sugar levels. But wait, there’s more goodness. Lentils also contain minerals such as magnesium, which is important for heart health.

In a nutshell, lentils are pretty awesome, which is why we decided to make a lentil-based, plant-based pasta packed with protein.

“Modern Table Pastas are made with lentils and other good for you ingredients such as rice to provide the body with a complete source of protein. This means your body will have all the essential amino acids it needs to build, repair and restore muscle – right from your pasta!” – Megan Roosevelt, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & founder of HealthyGroceryGirl.com

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