Frequently Asked Questions

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Why does Al Dente cook in just 3 minutes?

Because we roll out our pasta dough over and over again, just like you would do with a little hand-cranked pasta maker, we can get it nice and thin. That’s how we achieve our famous fresh texture and 3 minute cooking time.

Why doesn’t Al Dente have shapes like penne or rigatoni?

Because we roll the dough out rather than extrude the dough, we can make only flat pastas: fettuccine, pappardelle and linguine. However, pasta salads and baked pasta dishes work beautifully with our flat pasta!

How much is a serving size?

A serving size is based on 2 oz. of dry pasta measured most accurately by a weight scale.

2 oz. dried equals 1.5 cups dried.

Where can I buy Carba-Nada in the US?

Al Dente Pasta can be found at many fine stores across the country. We do our best to keep our store locator up to date, but it’s a bit tricky. We often don’t know to which stores our distributors sell, nor do we always know which products each store carries. If you can’t find what you are looking for in a store, you can purchase from our online store or on Amazon. Please let us know if a store near you carries our products.

Can I purchase Al Dente in Canada?

Our classic pastas are available in Canada via our distributor, Gourmet Trading. Please get in touch with them through sales[at] or info[at] Carba-Nada is available online from TheLowCarbGrocery (link). Please let us know if you find any other Canadian stores that carry our products!

Unfortunately we are not able to ship from our factory to Canada at this time.

What is the Potassium and Phosphorus content in your pastas?

In our Classic pastas Made in USA, the Potassium is 60 mg per 2 oz. of dry pasta. Phosphorus is 12 mg per 2 oz. of dry pasta.

In our Classic pastas Made in Germany, the Potassium is 110 mg per 2 oz. of dry pasta

In our Piccolo Pasta Shapes, the Potassium is 90 mg per 2 oz. of dry pasta

Below are the Potassium per 2oz. of dry pasta for our Plant Based Pastas:

Green Pea Wild Garlic: 586mg

Red Lentil Sweet Potato: 410mg

Chickpea Turmeric: 630mg

Are your products GMO-free?

All of our ingredients are Non-GMO, but we have not had the budget to get them certified.

Does your factory use any tree nuts?

No, we are a nut-free facility.

Which forms of payment do you accept online?

At this time, we only accept Visa and MasterCard on our online store.


We strongly suggest ordering in quantities of 6 products, which is the size of one case. UPS charges the same to ship 6 bags as 5 bags, since they charge by volume. If you can order 12 (2 cases) or 18 bags (3 cases), the shipping costs per bag of pasta goes down even more.

You can mix and match your case.

If you have a business address you can ship to, it’s less expensive.

We can only ship single cases to PO boxes.


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