...Gluten free penne pasta is a wheat free pasta, made especially for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten is a protein found in wheat that some people have difficulty processing. Gluten free penne pasta is a tube shaped pasta with small ridges down the sides. It is typically made from rice, corn, or soy flour, or a combination of all three. The pasta is cream colored and can have a slightly denser, or gummier texture than wheat pasta, once it is boiled. The pasta is hard when uncooked.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Salt is a mineral composed mostly of sodium chloride. It is the main flavoring used in food and is naturally occurring in certain foods, such as cheese, beets, meat and celery, plus many others. Salt is white and has finer granules than sugar. Many commercial salts include iodide, while others exclude it. Most salts are white, while some are naturally pale pink with minerals. Salt brings out the flavor of something and can create a tangy mouthfeel, if used in excess.