Ideal Gourmet Pasta uses Durum Wheat Semolina, the ideal raw material for making pasta. This hard wheat variety withstands high-pressure or high temperature cooking and retains its consistency on warming and serving by consumers. It is "al dente", naturally golden yellow, and exquisite-tasting. It has no artificial flavor and no preservatives. Pasta made from durum wheat semolina is very healthy-low-fat, no sodium, no cholesterol. It is also rich in complex carbohydrate, B-vitamins, potassium and calcium.