Deals and Fun Facts for World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day

October 25th is World Pasta Day, a special day dedicated to one of the most beloved foods in the world. There are countless tasty recipes you can find for pasta, but there are also plenty of things about pasta you might not know. Take a look at some of these fun facts as well as a few deals to celebrate World Pasta Day.

  1. This may come as a surprise, but pasta was not first eaten in Italy. In fact, pasta was first eaten in China around 5,000 B.C.E. Check out some of these Chinese-inspired pasta dishes.
  2. There is a legend that Thomas Jefferson first introduced pasta to the United States in 1789. You can look at this list of foods Jefferson introduced to the Unites States here.
  3. The average Italian person eats about 51 pounds of pasta a year; while the average American eats 15 ½ pounds a year.
  4. The amount of carbohydrates in pasta increases your body’s serotonin, triggering happier feelings.
  5. Throughout the world, there are over 600 types of pasta. Here is a list of all the different types of pastas.
  6. The word ‘pasta’ originates from the Greek word meaning “barley porridge”.
  7. According to federal law, a noodle must contain at least 5.5% egg solids.
  8. The most popular pasta recipe used in the United States is macaroni and cheese. Check out this list of Top 10 Mac & Cheese recipes.
  9. The International Pasta Organization was founded as a non-profit to increase pasta consumption and awareness.
  10. The word ‘macaroni’ means ‘dearest darlings’ in Italian.

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