Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Pasta

1.46
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Pasta
You can consume
1.85
kg of Pasta to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Processed foods | Food

From personal experience, one serving of dried pasta is about 100 grams [1]. Some sources say that a serving is just 57 grams [2], but this might refer to the case when pasta is served as a first course, as is common in Italian restaurants, rather than as a main course. With an emission factor of ~1.5 kg CO2e / kg, these 100 grams amount to about 0.15 kg CO2e / portion.

Pasta approximately doubles in weight when cooked al dente [3], so a serving of cooked pasta is about 200 grams.

[1] https://delishably.com/grains/How-much-pasta-per-serve-tips-to-make-sure-you-get-it-right [2] https://www.barilla.com/en-ca/help/measuring-pasta [3] https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-measure-100g-of-cooked-pasta-in-dry-pasta-How-much-dry-pasta-do-I-need-so-that-when-its-cooked-it-weighs-100-grams

Subcategories: Fresh tortellini (vegetarian) | Fresh tortellini | Pasta (cooked) | Gnocchi

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
RISE Open access list 1.7 Per kg unboiled spagetti
0.8
Sweden Sweden 5
RIVM Database Milieubelasting Voedingsmiddelen Pasta
1.524
Unknown Netherlands 6
Environmental impact of plant-based foods All identified studies considered relevant for the Swedish market.. Studies: 4 (2 SW)
0.9
Unknown Unknown 6
Den store klimadatabase Pasta, Agriculture: 0.52, iLUC: 0.04, Food processing: 0.25, Packaging: 0.23, Transport: 0.68
1.73
Unknown Unknown 5
Mat-klimat-listan
0.8
Unknown Sweden 6
Greenhouse gas emissions of realistic dietary choices in Denmark: the carbon footprint and nutritional value of dairy products Table 1; including waste; excluding waste: 1.93
2.57
Unknown Unknown 8