What is the most important part of your plate of spaghetti? Is it the pasta that has been cooked to perfection, the meatballs or the fresh tasting tomato sauce? Finding a nutritious, delicious tomato sauce may be the key in a successful spaghetti dinner.
The average NuVal score for pasta sauce is a 39, with scores ranging from 1 to 91. The higher scoring tomato sauces have a better quality of lycopene, more fiber and lower amounts of sugar and sodium. One nutrient to really keep your eye on when buying pasta sauce is sugar; some sauces can have up to 3 teaspoons of sugar per a serving! The NuVal scoring system will help you pick a nutritious pasta sauce for your family!