National Pasta Day 2022: Top unknown facts about pasta

National Pasta Day 2022: Top unknown facts about pasta

National Pasta Day is celebrated on October 17, smack in the middle of National Pasta Month.

On this occasion, here are some unknown facts about pasta.

On average, an American eats 26 pounds of pasta a year, while an Italian eats 60 pounds (average) every year.

From spaghetti to penne, there are approximately 350 shapes of pasta in the world.

If cooked properly, pasta should stick to a wall when it is thrown.

While Italy is hailed as the pasta capital of the world, it was reportedly first eaten in China around 5,000 BC.

According to studies, spaghetti is the favorite pasta for Americans, with penne and rotini getting second and third place.

The global pasta market is projected to grow from $46.84 billion in 2022 to $77.83 billion by 2029.