Imported Pasta versus Pasta from United States

How GMOs Affect the Gluten Levels of Pasta

There are many debates going on in regards to GMOs & Gluten.  When we take a look at studies, A Tale of Two Gluten Studies and the history of wheat, What Happened to Wheat, we know that there is an increasing problem with GMOs & gluten.  What foods you decide to partake in is ultimately your choice; but we feel as restauranteurs & the fact that we are passionate about serving the same fresh, nutritious food to our guests as we do our family; we have a responsibility in helping you make an informed decision that could effect your health.
 
 
 At Joe’s Pasta House we choose to serve Imported Pasta.  What? Why, you may ask, when we serve so many foods that are local? Yes, supporting the local economy is very important… and so is offering delicious, healthier food.  This is where the choice to serve imported pasta, from Italy, is the only current choice for us.  Unfortunately, the United States allows GMO wheat to be produced in our country.   In the article, What Happened to Wheat, you can see a study conducted by the Mayo clinic shows 60 years ago Celiac Disease was rare.  Now it effects at least 1% of the population.  You can find more information about Celiac Disease here: The Mayo Clinic
 
So, what has changed in our wheat?  GMOs!  That is right; studies show that GMO wheat produces a higher yield of gluten & many people are having digestive issues because it is too much for us to process.  In “Which Countries Have Banned GMO Foods?”  there is a very informative list of which countries have modified what is allowed as far as GMO foods & countries that have banned GMOs.  Italy is one of the countries with a ban on GMOs & that is why we serve pasta imported from Italy!  It is important to us to provide as much minimally processed (if processed at all), natural, free-range, non-injected, non GMO foods as possible – this also includes organic & local selections when feasible.  Fresh, house-made recipes that provide good nutrition & value; this is one of our most important purposes when we are serving you & your loved ones.

 

 

 

About Joe's Pasta House

Best Italian Restaurant Albuquerque 2013, Best Pasta 2013 & Best Dessert: Tiramisu; as voted on in Albuquerque the Magazine, The Weekly Alibi & Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014... Top 5 Italian Restaurant Best of Albuquerque 2014 & 2015 - Best Rio Rancho Restaurant 2015 Alibi; Serving Rio Rancho & Albuquerque, New Mexico area for over 15 years & reviewed as one of the Best Restaurants in New Mexico; Joe's Pasta House proudly shares with you the traditional Italian American cuisine created with immigration recipes taught to Joe while growing up in his grandmother's kitchen. Working in the family bakery, Joe also learned the pastry trade from his father; but his heart remained in grandma's kitchen. Starting out in the restaurant business as dishwasher; Joe worked his way up. After working with many chefs, he started his first business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Kassie (KC - Joe's wife) started out as server in her teens, working her way up to food & beverage management by her early 20's; both in restaurants & catering. Together Joe & Kassie Guzzardi team up to serve you with over 60 years combined restaurant & catering experience. Whether you choose us for lunch, dinner, take-out, private meeting/banquet room, pick-up or custom catering; it is our joy & pleasure to serve you.

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  1. Thank you, it is great to hear from someone who feels the same way as we do.

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