America's favorite pasta. Enriched macaroni product. Made with North American grown durum wheat. Cooking time 10-12 minutes. A Good Carb: Did you know that pasta is really a good carb? Pasta has only a moderate effect on blood glucose levels, unlike other starches such as white bread, rice and potatoes, which means Pasta is not as readily converted into sugar. Pasta is low on the Glycemic Index (GI) - and low GI foods are digested more slowly, stay in the digestive system longer and help to naturally satisfy hunger! So, eating a delicious meal that includes pasta can truly be one of your more healthful alternatives. General Glycemic Index of Common Foods: pasta, kidney beans - low: 0-55 GI; granola bar, rye bread - medium: 55-70 GI; baked potato, white rice - high: 70 + GI. Eat lower GI foods as a more healthful alternative!