Exceptional pasta quality that every Italian recognizes starts with the highest quality 100% durum wheat made into semolina. High-quality durum has a higher protein level, nearing 14 percent (compared to 11 to 12 percent of traditional pastas). The combination of high protein and high gluten helps to give the pasta its firm al dente quality.
Another signature of exceptional quality is a golden color with a consistent smooth flavor and no hints of bitterness. The use of purified water in the pasta dough helps to give Pasta Lensi its unfailing fine gold color and clean flavor. Authentic flavor also comes from the drying process. Pasta Lensi carefully dries the pasta slowly enough to ensure it never gets dark but is still dried to perfection.