You wouldn't know it from looking at it, but this pasta is gluten free and high in protein. The pasta itself is also vegan, low in fat, low in sodium and cholesterol free! An easy to find pasta at your local walmart. The texture is a little different than regular pasta, but nothing strange or even very noticeable. The taste of the pasta is.. different. But not in a bad way! Once you put sauce on it taste just like any other pasta. Overall, I definitely think this pasta is worth it, whether you have a gluten intolerance or you just want to make small healthy changes.