It’s bad enough that a serving of tomatoey pasta sauce is just half a cup, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Of course, that’s all it takes to coat the FDA’s tiny one-cup serving of cooked pasta, which is more like a side dish.)
And it’s not clear if the FDA’s quarter-cup (four-tablespoon) serving for pesto would cover a cup of pasta well enough to satisfy most people.
But whole Foods 365 Traditional Basil Pesto uses a one-tablespoon serving. It’s hard to see a good rationale for that…other than to make a sauce with 280 calories in four tablespoons look like it has just 70.
Other relevant links:
- These delicious pestos will add flavor to a variety of dishes. See: Healthy Recipes: Three Delicious Pesto Recipes You Need to Try
- Try to seek out pasta sauces with less sodium. See: Salt in Food: How Much Salt is in Pasta Sauce?
- Are You Trying to Figure Out Your Daily Calorie Goal? See: Calories in Food: Calories for Dummies