The best Italian pasta

The best Italian pasta among glyphosate-free brands

In an analysis by the Swiss magazine K-tipp among pasta brands, the best products without the use of glyphosate in the supply chain were found. 18 pasta brands made it to the list of the best varieties produced without glyphosate. Italian brands are among the top positions, confirming the entirely Italian tradition of this product, exported worldwide and created with increasingly health-conscious processes, eliminating toxic substances in agriculture.

What is glyphosate, and why is it better to avoid it? Paying attention to the food we consume is undoubtedly essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In addition to focusing on calories for those who desire a perfect physical shape, special attention must be given to toxic substances that may be present in the consumed foods.

One of these is glyphosate, a chemical compound used in agriculture as an herbicide and could therefore remain in some foods that end up on our table. Among herbicides, it is one of the most widely used worldwide, including in Italy, since the 1970s.

Considered of low hazard compared to previously used substances, it is also rapidly degradable. Various studies have produced conflicting results regarding its carcinogenicity. The latest assessment by the European Chemicals Agency in 2022 deemed the classification of this herbicide as a carcinogen unjustifiable.

Despite this latest outcome, the intake of a chemical herbicide, even if not directly carcinogenic, should be avoided whenever possible. Starting with our pasta.

The best pasta brands in 2022 without glyphosate Four Italian brands are included in the Swiss ranking of 18 different brands. Here is the list of the best:

  1. Lidl Combino – Bio Whole Grain Spaghetti
  2. Aldi Nature Active – Big Pasta Pappardelle
  3. Barilla – Spaghettoni
  4. Spar Natural – Whole Wheat Fusilli Bio
  5. Barilla – Penne Integrale Vollkorn
  6. Bschüssig – Urdinkel Spirals
  7. Coop Naturaplan – Bio Penne Rigate
  8. Alnatura – Bio Dinkel Spaghettini
  9. Lidl Combino – Tagliatelle
  10. Divella – Ristorante 8 Spaghetti
  11. Agnesi – Tagliolini
  12. Garofalo – Spaghetti
  13. Coop Prix Garantie – Spaghetti
  14. Denner – Penne
  15. Ami – Spiral Fusilli
  16. Spar – Noodles 8 mm 3 Egg Pasta
  17. M-Budget – Spaghetti
  18. M-Classic – Penne