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Whether you are looking for pastas, noodles or rice, Humboldt are international food brokers with ties to manufacturers of high-quality dry goods. Dry goods is a term used to refer to dry foods especially in Commonwealth countries. What makes these types of food unique is that it could be transported and stored without the danger of spoiling.
Pastas and noodles are a great source of carbohydrates and essential vitamins and minerals. Any type of sauce can be added to pastas and noodles to create a hearty, delicious meal. Noodles and pastas are easy to prepare and eat. These dry commodities are a great addition to any food storage pantry.

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noodles

Asian noodles are a much-loved staple in many food cupboards. They are made from unleavened dough rolled flat and cut into long thin strips.

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pasta

Pasta is a great source of carbohydrates and there are more than 600 pasta shapes in the world.  The most popular pasta is penne, macaroni and spaghetti.

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rice

Rice comes in many varieties and varies in culinary preference regionally. These seeds provide around 20% of the world's dietary energy supply.


Dry goods as you would expect, go through a food drying process in which the commodity is preserved through dehydration. This method of food preservation can be dated back to 12 000 B.C. when it was used by inhabitants of the modern Middle East and Asia regions.

Traditionally, water was removed through evaporation including air, sun or wind drying and smoking. Today, dry foods typically go through electric food dehydrators or freeze drying methods to speed up the process and ensure more consistent results.

Pasta can be defined as a shaped dough made from Durum wheat and is boiled in water, whereas noodles are usually long and thin in nature. Noodles can be made out of starchy materials like rice and beans.

Pasta is a staple dish of Italian cuisine and comes in a large variety of shapes and forms. There are many varieties including long pasta, ribbon-cut pasta, short cut pasta, decorative cut pasta, miniature pasta, pasta with fillings and pasta that come in unusual shapes. Each of these types comes with an even longer list of sub types.

Noodles on the other hand, are a Asian type of staple food made from unleavened dough which is then rolled flat and cut into a variety of long thin strips with some found in forms of waves, tubes, strings amongst others. Noodles can be cooked in boiling water or fried.

Moving on to rice. There are over 40 000 varieties of rice available worldwide and tend to vary regionally. From Africa to India, there are so many varieties of rice that it would be impossible to list them all. Global production of rice was approximately 738.1 million tonnes in 2012 and the bulk of world rice is used for human consumption but some are used as domestic animal feed. Rice is an agricultural commodity with the 3rd highest worldwide production after sugar cane and maize.