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Nutritional table

Per 100 g

ENERGY : 354Kcal
FATS : 1.3g (di cui saturi 0,3g)
CARBOHYDRATES : 70,0g (di cui zuccheri 3,3g)
FIBERS : 3,3g
SALT: <0,01g

Candele Lunghe


One of the most identifying pasta shape of the Gragnanese tradition, since ancient times the Candles were bought loose, hand-wrapped in sugar paper, called “macaroni paper“. To be broken into several parts and combined with flavorful condiments, such as the classic Neapolitan ragù, this shape becomes the protagonist of the Sunday table!

Suggestion of pastamakers: Why prefer the shapes to be broken by hand to those cut?

The pasta shapes with holes and double lengths such as Candles, Ziti and Mezzani, are dried vertically, hung on the reeds and for this reason they are open only on one side, producing enzymatic processes that occur only in these conditions, therefore lengthening of much drying times compared to short pasta shapes, even 24-48 hours needed to extract the moisture trapped in the long columns of pasta. Thanks to this particular drying process, the pasta acquires a completely different flavor, extraordinarily rich, with hints of almond and hay, slightly fermented and lacking in sweetness. But then, do you really want to give up the pleasure of picking up the irregular pieces broken and seasoned in abundance left at the bottom of the pot?

Try it with: Meat, vegetables, cheese and fish recipes. Favourite combination? With Neapolitan ragù for a  traditional Italian Sunday lunch.
Cook it like this: oiled “al dente” into plenty salted water and mixed in a pan with sauce or, for a crunchy version, baked in oven. Remember: broked its, in this way the little pasta pieces are combinated with your recipe, for an explosion of the taste!
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Additional information

Diameter 14.0 mm
Cooked in 11 minutes

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