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Elbow Macaroni

Nutritional Information

1/2 cup, elbow macaroni

  • Calories 210
  • Calories from Fat 9
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 1g2%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 0mg0%
  • Potassium 0mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g14%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g8%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 7g14%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 10mg56%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

Elbow Macaroni on Wikipedia:

For other uses, see Macaroni (disambiguation) Penne, a very common kind of maccheroni in Italy. Gomito macaroni Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni is a kind of moderately-extended, machine-made dry pasta. Much shorter than spaghetti (but not necessarily), and hollow, macaroni does not contain eggs. Though home machines exist that can make macaroni noodles, macaroni is usually made commercially.

Macaroni is a borrowing of the Italian maccheroni (plural of maccherone). Its etymology is debatable. Some scholars consider it related to Greek μακαρία (makaria), a kind of barley broth[1][2]. Others think it comes from Italian ammaccare, ``to bruise or crush`` (referring to the crushing of the wheat to make the pasta), which comes, in turn, from Latin macerare[3], meaning 1) to soak in liquid, to soften, or 2) to torment, to mortify, to distress (the term also giving us the English macerate).

In English-speaking countries, the name macaroni is customarily given to a specific shape of pasta (i.e. small pasta tubes cut into short pieces). In the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, this pasta is often prepared by cooking it with a sauce made from Cheddar cheese; the resulting dish is called macaroni and cheese.

Macaroni is also popular among children for homemade arts and crafts projects.

In Hong Kong, the local Chinese have adopted macaroni as an ingredient in the Hong Kong-style Western cuisine. In the territory's Cha chaan tengs, macaroni is cooked in water and then washed of starch, and served in clear broth with ham or frankfurter sausages, peas, black mushrooms, and optionally eggs reminiscent of noodle soup dishes. This is often a course for breakfast or light lunch fare.[4]

References

^ Macaroni, at Compact Oxford English Dictionary ^ Macaroni, at Online Etymology Dictionary ^ ``Maccherone, Maccarone`` (in Italian). Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana di Ottorino Pianigiani. http://www.etimo.it/?term=maccherone. Retrieved February 24 2007.  ^ AP, Explore the world of Canto-Western cuisine, January 8, 2007 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16440507/

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