Spaghetti is a must in any pantry. But how good are the noodles really? “Öko-Test” examined branded, supermarket and discounter products in more detail – some with shocking results.

“Spaghetti with tomato sauce” is the eternal, popular classic that pretty much everyone has been served at some point. However, if you take a closer look at the results of the “Öko-Test” test, your stomach may turn.

The consumer magazine had 20 brands from conventional and organic cultivation tested in the laboratory (12/2021) and found: 12 of the 15 conventional brands contain traces of the weed killer glyphosate. However, all organic pasta receives the top grade of “very good”. You can read the detailed test for a fee at “Öko-Test”.

This makes it almost impossible to do something wrong when reaching for the organic food shelf. All spaghetti here is glyphosate-free, but no mineral oils or mold could be found in the laboratory.

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But it wasn’t just the organic products that received very good ratings. The D’antelli Spaghetti from Aldi Nord, the brand product De Cecco Spaghetti n°12 (on Amazon) and the Riesa Schlemmerliebling were convincing in the test.

Things became uncomfortable for well-known brands such as Barilla, but discounter and supermarket pasta from Rewe, Kaufland and Aldi Süd also contain the potentially harmful pesticide.

These products don’t fail the test straight away – but it was definitely an A+. So these varieties at least received a “good” or “satisfactory” rating, with a few exceptions. From the good

Both contain traces of glyphosate and mold toxins, as well as mineral oil. The two products differ in the content of the latter: in the good