Italian pasta salad is a kind of a salad which is made by using some or the other variety of pasta. It is called ‘Italian’ pasta salad because this salad originated in Italy and from there it spread its popularity all across the world. Every Italian restaurant serves this salad and it is very easy to make at home as well. Italian pasta salad is tasty and can be made fun by adding some really delicious ingredients. Depending upon the exact ingredients, the calories in Italian pasta salad may vary.
Reser’s is a company which makes delicious Italian pasta salad. ½ cup of this salad contains about 160 calories in total. On the scale of nutrition, this particular type of pasta salad is given B- grade. Out of the 160 calories present in this Italian Pasta Salad, 14% come from total fat content, 7% come from saturated fat content, 28% come from sodium content, 6% are contributed by carbohydrates and 12% come from the dietary fiber content.
There is a lot of vitamin A and vitamin C present in this pasta salad and this is a positive point about it. But since sodium is present in large quantities, this cannot be considered as a very healthy salad to it on a regular basis.
Meijer is another company known for its Italian Pasta Salad. 45 grams of this salad contains 170 calories. Out of these 170 calories, 2% come from total fat content, 15% come from sodium, 10% come from carbohydrates and 8% come from the dietary fiber content present. This salad contains a lot of iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and calcium and for these reasons, it can be considered healthy and nutritious. Infact absence of saturated fat, sugar and cholesterol adds to its nutritional value and health benefits.