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Pasta and noodles for sports nutrition


From a sports nutrition point of view, not all pasta and noodles are equal. if you want a pasta or noodle with more protein, for example, then you'll need to take a look at the ingredients list. In this section you will find pasta made not from traditional white durum wheat, but from other basic ingredients. We also stock noodles made with a combination of ingredients, including sweet potatoes.

For those new to pasta and noodles made with ingredients other than wheat, there is a vast array of options available. Altogether, we have a huge range of pasta and noodles, which can be viewed on our Pasta and sauces page.

Among our range, are pasta and noodles that contain:

  • Buckwheat -  buckwheat is not a cereal grain, but actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. This makes it a suitable substitute for grains for those who are sensitive to wheat or to other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat is a common ingredient in Asia, in particular, in Japan and Korea. Buckwheat noodles are firmer in texture than conventional pasta and are often used in stir-fry dishes. See Buckwheat noodles and Buckwheat pasta to view our range.
  • Quinoa - is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroot (we list beetroot juice as a great drink for sports nutrition), spinach and tumbleweeds. It is high in protein, lacks gluten and is tolerant of dry soil. See Quinoa pasta to view our range.
  • Amaranth - amaranth seeds contain lysine, an essential amino acid that is limited in other grains or plant sources. Most fruits and vegetables do not possess a complete set of amino acids, and thus different sources of protein must be used to obtain a balanced diet. Amaranth too is limited in some essential amino acids, such as leucine and threonine. See Amaranth pasta to view what we have to offer.
  • Brown rice - brown rice makes surprisingly good pasta, and being brown, is more nutritious than its white counterpart. We stock organic brown rice pasta by both Doves Farm and Rizopia.

At Naturally Good Food we stock an enormous variety of different grains and flours. To see what's available, go to our main shopping page, or use the search box at the top right of the screen. If you would like a bit of information before making your choices, just give us a buzz.

Many of the newer (to the UK) pasta and noodles use carbohydrates that are not found in traditional UK cooking.

Try something new

Try something new

As a general rule, it is sensible to be aware of new foods that come onto the market that may help your performance.

To paraphrase the words of the management consultants, 'if you always do what you've always done, then you always get what you always got'. Again in management speak, you really need to 'think outside of the box'. To us, this simply suggests: try something new, you might be surprised!

At Naturally Good Food we have such a range of pasta and noodles that we can cater for all needs, offering an unrivalled choice. Our various pastas are made from numerous different ingredients, some of which may seem a little unusual at first. But if you follow the advice to always try something new, you might just find that you really like one of them!


Gluten-free pasta and noodles

At Naturally Good Food we specialise in gluten-free food, and have many gluten-free lines, including a huge number of gluten-free flours and mixes. It is with this basic knowledge of gluten-free flours that we are able to select the very best of gluten-free pasta and noodles.


Organic sports pasta

Naturally Good Food has a long history of being a Soil Association-accredited producer. We pack our own organic produce under a Soil Association Licence. 


Brands of pasta and noodles

As we stock such a large range of pasta and noodle brands, it is difficult to list them all briefly here. However, if you are looking for something new, then you could do worse than look at:

  • Clearspring noodles - the Clearspring range is based around Japanese cuisine (we also stock most of Clearspring's other Japanese sea vegetable range).
  • King Soba - again, a noodle range based around Eastern cuisine. King Soba offer noodles made with rice, millet, wakame and sweet potato.
  • Rizopia - Rizopia specialise in brown rice pasta. In choosing this option, you are swapping a white, wheat-based option for an organic brown rice variety.

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Rice Quinoa Spaghetti - 250g

Rice Quinoa Spaghetti - 250g


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