Pasta / Pumpkin Vermecelli

Larry Petrillo
By Larry Petrillo Latest Reply 2009-11-12 08:00:28 -0600
Started 2009-11-09 14:56:12 -0600

I recently came upon a Pumpkin Vermecelli which had only 2 Carbs per serving. It sounded too good to be true. I say this because of three reasons. First of all the first ingredient listed was rice. Secondly the nutrition information label was a sticker affixed onto the cellophane like package. Finally it was from China. Sorry but I just don't trust those products.
I don't have any more accurate information as this is my first day in diabetic connect. I do remember it being from a company with a name like Butterfly Mountain in the Industrial city of Butterfly Mountain, Guangdong, China. At least that is as close as I can recollect.
I ate it last night and it was good. I had it with a big hunk of Mahi-Mahi Fish over it with Spaghetti sauce. Seemed to good to be true. Does anyone have any comment.

14 replies

cussinwolf 2009-11-10 17:38:55 -0600 Report

Were you noodles by any chance shirataki noodles? They are very low carb.

Larry Petrillo
Larry Petrillo 2009-11-11 14:41:33 -0600 Report

No I don't recall the ingredients listing Shirataki. I will take a look at the label when I get home. That is if I remember of course. I recall it listing rice first and then i think it was Pumpkin Powder. Shirataki is a mushroom right?

Larry Petrillo
Larry Petrillo 2009-11-11 14:48:19 -0600 Report

I have also tried Soy Noodles. A bit on the gelatinous side. Spaghetti Squash and these Pumpkin Vermecellis were the best so far. I know I can count on the Spaghetti Squash being OK. It is these Pumpkin Vermecellis that I think may not be OK as labeled. I remember a few or more years back when those 100 Calorie muffins which were so big and delicious were found out to be much higher in calories than advertised. Not just a percentage higher but multiples higher.
Is there any reasonably priced trustworthy way of having a food tested for nutritional content particularly carbohydrate content that anyone knows of out there?

cussinwolf 2009-11-11 19:14:10 -0600 Report

Shirataki is a mushroom and the noodles are popular in the low carb world. My ethnic background is Sicilian and Southern. My pasta and fried taters and cornbread went down the tubes when first diagnosed. LOL. Actually for pasta I use Barilla Plus. It is a multigrain fortified. Very high in protein and fiber per serving. My sauce has tons of veggie chunks so I dont mind a smaller serving of pasta. I tried spaghetti squash years ago and did not care for it. Might give it a try. I also love rice noodles. Again very small serving with ton of veggies. I have noticed that oriental foods that have an added label in english…the serving sizes etc are usually off. The 100 calorie muffins! !00 calories PER SERVING! Each muffin something like 5 servings LOL.

Larry Petrillo
Larry Petrillo 2009-11-12 08:00:28 -0600 Report

Aha 100 calories per serving. Is that how the muffin people were able to make that claim. I didn't realize that. Back then I wasn't diagnosed so I wasn't as vigilant reading labels.

SkipT 2009-11-09 18:03:11 -0600 Report

I eat no grain, and that includes rice. I do eat spaghetti squash for my pasta fix.

Larry Petrillo
Larry Petrillo 2009-11-10 13:38:32 -0600 Report

Spaghetti Squash is great.
I also eat it because I was always (in the past) a big spaghetti eater. I always put a good amount of sauce on it Maybe that helps me enjoy it. Love spaghetti sauce. The only thing is sometimes it can be a little watery. I want to try to keep the open side up in the oven towards the end of the cooking; roasting. Any ideas on how to keep it from being watery.

sweething 2009-11-10 15:13:38 -0600 Report

Maybe try boiling your sauce down until it is thicker than usual; then if your spaghetti squash is a little watery, drain the strands in a collander to drain the water off, giving you thicker sauce on your spaghetti squash.

Susie624 2009-11-11 06:51:07 -0600 Report

will have to agree spaghetti squash is the thing if you really have to have spaghetti. I love it and some times its hard to tell the difference.

alanbossman 2009-11-09 17:32:01 -0600 Report

Hello larry , and welcome to dc. Happy that you found this site it is great. Also i wont buy anything that comes from china bad news.


hbkunkel 2009-11-09 15:53:28 -0600 Report

First of all, welcome to Diabetic Connect. We are glad to have you. Yes, it sounds very misleading to me also, but look at the recipes listed here and you will find good, realistic recipes to follow that are diabetic friendly. Don't forget to post any questions you have and keep us informed of your progress and you go about your daily life as a diabetic.

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