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    14 Facts Any Pasta Lover Will Appreciate

    Spaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti.

    1. Spaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti.

    2. Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot.

    3. Al dente pasta not only tastes better, it keeps you full longer.

    4. There are approximately 350 shapes of pasta...

    5. The average Italian eats 60 pounds of pasta per year...

    6. And a typical portion is only 100 grams.

    7. People were once fooled into thinking spaghetti grew on trees.

    8. October 25 is World Pasta Day...

    9. Most dried pastas are made with only two ingredients.

    10. Which is why the word pasta comes from the Italian word for "paste."

    11. Italy produces between 1,700,000 and 3,300,000 TONS of pasta per year.

    12. The most popular brand of dried pasta in Italy is Barilla.

    13. The three most popular shapes of pasta are spaghetti, macaroni, and penne.

    14. The first pasta factory in the U.S. was built in Brooklyn.

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