Spaghetti originated in Naples and got their name from Antonio Viviani in 1842, as they looked like small pieces of string, from the Italian word "spago". Originally they measured 50cm in length however due to time and space related needs, they have been shortened until they reached their current length of 25cm.
Nowadays Barilla Spaghetti No 5 is synonymous with Italian cuisine everywhere; their sinuous and elegant shape is irresistible, as is the charm of rolling them around your fork.
Thanks to their traditional diameter, which is intermediate amongst all the long pasta cuts, Spaghetti Integrali are extremely versatile: from the most traditional to the most challenging recipes, Spaghetti Integrali is a perfect dish for every occasion.
Even when seasoned in the simpliest way, Spaghetti Integrali Barilla bring joy to your table. Perfect with every day light sauces, they are able to skilful enhance even the most elaborated sauces, like the seafood ones: Barilla suggest to try Spaghetti Integrali No 5 with fresh tomatoes, mussels, clams and a sprinkle of parsley