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Healthy Living: What to Look For In a Pasta Sauce?

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!


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