What is Whole Wheat Shell Pasta?
Whole wheat shell pasta, pasta shells, or conchiglie are shaped like small seashells, with a rounded top, uniform ridges and sides that curl under. The pasta is made from whole wheat flour and has a beige color. When dry, the pasta is hard. Once boiled it becomes soft and easy to chew, while still maintaining its from. The flavor is mild and slightly nutty. It pairs well with tomato sauce, basil pesto and other various pasta additions.
...Whole wheat flour is made by grinding the wheat kernels until they form a powdery flour. Unlike all purpose flour which only uses part of the kernel, this flour has a greater flavor due to using the whole kernel. The flour is a pale tan color and tastes mild, nutty and sometimes gently sweet. It is used in baked goods, especially bread and can be found in many other food products.
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