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I tried 8 plant-based, high-protein pastas, and my favorite contained cauliflower and parsnips

Business Insider India Logo By Su-Jit Lin of Business Insider India | Slide 1 of 10: I bought as many protein-packed pasta brands as I could find to put them to the test.They've recently become available in a wider range of shapes, but since penne has a tendency to break and spaghetti can get soggy and sticky if not handled properly, I decided to only use spiral noodles for the taste test.To prepare the pasta, I individually cooked 1 1/2 ounces of each brand in a small pot of water for around seven minutes. I first tasted them all plain while still warm, then again after they cooled to see if the texture changed. For the second part of the test, I reheated the pasta and tossed it in Rao's Homemade tomato-and-basil sauce.Read on to see how it went.

To keep things fair, I tested eight brands of spiral pasta with the same red sauce.

I bought as many protein-packed pasta brands as I could find to put them to the test.

They've recently become available in a wider range of shapes, but since penne has a tendency to break and spaghetti can get soggy and sticky if not handled properly, I decided to only use spiral noodles for the taste test.

To prepare the pasta, I individually cooked 1 1/2 ounces of each brand in a small pot of water for around seven minutes.

I first tasted them all plain while still warm, then again after they cooled to see if the texture changed. For the second part of the test, I reheated the pasta and tossed it in Rao's Homemade tomato-and-basil sauce.

Read on to see how it went.

© Su Jit Lin for Insider
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