Food Comparison

September 1996 Issue

Mama Mia, Frozen Italian Entrees Are Looking Buono

Italian cuisine is usually considered high-calorie fare. But it doesn't have to be. Without rich sauces or high-fat cheeses, pasta itself is actually low in calories (about 200 per cup). Pasta also provides a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates, B vitamins (notably thiamin) and iron. Add tomato sauce, which is generally rich in vitamin A and often provides vitamin C as well, and you have a winning recipe. But how does Italian

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