By Laura (The Gluten Free Traveller)
Could pasta made from green bananas be the next big thing for celiacs and others folks who need to keep to a strict gluten-free diet? There are a bunch of Brazilian researchers out there who hope that it may just be.
Food researchers from a University in Brazil have created a pasta which is made with a flour milled from green bananas. Seriously? Pasta made from fruit you may be thinking to yourself. I thought it sounded pretty crazy too, but was intrigued to find out more.
In taste tests between whole wheat pasta and the green banana pasta a group of 75 tasters was used, 25 with celiac disease and 50 without. Both the celiac and non-celiac groups chose the banana pasta over the whole wheat in terms of both taste and texture.