Spaghetti is a must in every pantry. But how good is the pasta really? “Öko-Test” has 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 might turn.

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

This makes it almost impossible to make a mistake when buying organic food. All spaghetti here is glyphosate-free, but no mineral oils or mold could be found in the lab either.

The following products are particularly recommended:

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

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

In the test, these products did not fail immediately – but it was definitely a hindrance. So these varieties at least received a “good” or “satisfactory” rating, with a few exceptions. Of the good

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