Faq Archive

Where is nuPasta sold?

nuPasta is available on our online shop in cases of 8. Alternatively, we are also available in some retail locations. Please check our store locator for a location near you. We are usually found in the natural, organic or gluten free section of the store. Our store locator gets updated every month with new locations!

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How do I prepare nuPasta?

Once you open a package, drain and rinse nuPasta thoroughly with cold water in a colander. We recommend leaving the pasta in the colander for a few minutes to let excess water drain off.
Heat nuPasta by pan frying in a hot pan, this will help to reduce moisture and to help the pasta absorb flavour. Add sauce into the pan and heat it up together with the pasta.

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How do I store nuPasta?

nuPasta is shelf stable at room temperature; leave it in your cupboard until you need it!

After the package is opened, cover and refrigerate as you would with any leftovers (3-4 days).

Please do not freeze nuPasta as this will damage the product irreversibly (the pasta shrivels up and loses all the water content).

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I noticed a strange smell when I opened the package, is this normal?

Yes, the konjac plant has a naturally occurring smell; however, most of it is removed when processed into konjac flour.

By rinsing it properly, most people will find that it is no longer noticeable. However, if you continue to notice a faint smell, adding a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar while rinsing nuPasta should greatly reduce any remaining odour.

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Why are there brown specs in nuPasta?

The inside of the konjac root is normally white, similar to a potato. When konjac is processed into flour, it is baked dry before being milled into a powder. The baking process slightly varies between our conventional and organic versions, which causes the organic version to oxidize more and turn slightly brown (think about apples turning brown after cutting it open). The brown specs are these oxidized pieces and are perfectly safe to consume.

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Is nuPasta healthy to eat?

nuPasta is rich in dietary fiber and research has shown a diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including weight management, diabetes management, cholesterol control, and regulation of bowel movements. Please refer to the Science and Evidence for more information.

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Where is nuPasta made?

nuPasta is a Canadian company and the product was formulated in Toronto. After the formulation was finalized, we found a contract manufacturer in China to make and package the pasta to our specifications. The manufacturer is certified by the British Retail Council (BRC) and attains HACCP global safety standard.

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How is it possible that there’s only 35 calories per package?

Simply put, we only have 1g of protein, 1g of fat, and 6g of fibre per 210g package. Protein is 4 calories per gram, fat is 9 calories per gram, and fibre is 4 calories per gram. 4 + 9 + (6×4) = 37! Then, they are rounded to the nearest 5 calories, and hence, nuPasta has 35 calories per package!

Long story short, 95% of what you’re eating is water and with 3% fibre.

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