So, 1/2 cup of cooked whole-wheat pasta has 16 grams of net carbs, which is 19 grams of total carbs minus 3 grams of fiber. By comparison, the same serving of regular white pasta has 21 grams of net carbs, which is 22 grams of total carbs minus only 1 gram of fiber.
Is whole wheat pasta good for you?
Although some nutrients, including iron and B vitamins, are often added back into white pasta to create an “enriched” product, these still can't compete with the natural benefits of unrefined whole grains. True whole wheat pasta will list 100 percent durum whole wheat flour as the first ingredient.
Is pasta a good or bad carb?
Simple-carb foods are those that your body breaks down quickly and easily, such as sweeteners (sugar, honey, maple syrup) and refined grains (white flour, pasta, white rice). These are the carbs that tend to get the bad rap because they cause spikes in blood sugar.