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2011-12-21 17:35:00

After 35 years in business, Strom Products Ltd signs agreement for brands NO YOLKS® and WACKY MAC® to be acquired by New World Pasta Bannockburn, IL (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Privately held sales and marketing company Strom Products announced today the agreement to sell dry pasta brands NO YOLKS® and WACKY MAC®, along with related assets, to New World Pasta Company. The transaction is expected to close by December 31, 2011. Robert B. Strom, owner and chairman of Strom...

Super-spaghetti With Heart-healthy Label Now Possible
2011-09-15 07:33:47

  Consumers could soon see packages of pasta labeled "good source of dietary fiber" and "may reduce the risk of heart disease" thanks to the development of a new genre of pasta made with barley–a grain famous for giving beer its characteristic strength and flavor. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vito Verardo, Ana Maria Gómez-Caravaca and colleagues explain that barley, a grain that is an excellent source of fiber and...

2011-08-17 06:27:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barilla, the Italian food company, is offering New Yorkers a Summer of Italy, a six-week celebration of authentic Italian food and culture, culminating in the first-ever Casa Barilla in the United States in New York's iconic Central Park. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110817/NY53612) On Wednesday, July 27, Barilla began presenting New Yorkers with everything Italian cuisine and culture has to offer via a variety of...

2011-06-28 20:35:28

Many people are careful to follow a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. However, the glycaemic index concept has some shortcomings, in the view of one young researcher, who has developed a complementary method, "Ëœglycaemic profile' or GP. The findings were recently published in Nutrition Journal. "White pasta is one example of a product which in some cases has received a bad reputation because of a high GI. However, white pasta produces just as good a blood glucose response as...

2011-04-20 10:47:00

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Pasta Association (NPA), the trade association for the United States pasta industry, announces the launch of its 2011 communications program, "Pasta Fits." The NPA's new initiative will educate consumers about enjoying pasta as part of a nutritious diet and will focus on the importance of carbohydrates as part of a balanced and healthy diet. "Americans love pasta, but fad diets and misinformation have led to consumer confusion. We are...

2011-04-17 00:00:35

O.B. Macaroni Company is commemorating its 100th year of making its beloved Q & Q Brand vermicelli"”the original Fideo"”by announcing a new product, "Spicy Original Vermicelli." The all natural, spiced up version will be available on supermarket shelves. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2011 Spicy Original starts with the same recipe as the Texas pasta company's original Fideo, which is the nation's #1-selling vermicelli made in the United States. The fresh, subtle flavor...

2011-03-16 15:13:00

SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, a new taste sensation will hit the streets of Seattle, courtesy of the Near East brand of couscous and other flavored side dishes. Near East is launching its first-ever mobile food truck - the Couscous Caravan - to deliver global flavors inspired by Seattle neighborhoods and local ingredients. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/CG66654) From March 22 through May 15, the Near East Couscous Caravan will make appearances...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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