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An Added Benefit: Squid Ink Pasta!

Blog Date: 2017-08-08
Author: aflorian


Buongiorno!

The other night, we wanted to spice things up and found a package of fresh, squid ink pasta at a gourmet supermarket.  We whipped up a seafood red sauce and the pasta added a boost of extra flavor.  After a little investigating, it also added some great benefits!  Today we're taking a look at what those benefits are!
  • Rich in antioxidants - which can be linked to lower risk of heart disease.
  • High in iron - iron is used in the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin which help carry oxygen through the body.
  • Has antibacterial properties that can fight E. coli and staph bacteria.
  • Rich in melanin - this is the nutrient that makes its black color and contains proteins, minerals, amino acids, lipids, and dopamine.
The best part is that it's a super easy substitute to make in your next pasta dish, and it's super worth it!