Just like all the De Cecco pasta, even the Spinach Specialities are made with the best durum wheat. The spinach is not just any spinach: it is fresh and tender spinach, blanched and frozen right after being picked, just like what expert cook choose at the market. Only the best spinach can be part of the De Cecco ingredients. Penne belong to the short slanted pasta cut and originate from Campania. They are 1.968" long and with 0.314" diameter. They are perfect for oven dishes, or served with pork or veal and dried pasta dishes served with pork or veal meat sauces. Also excellent with vegetable sauces enriched with peppers, zucchini and artichokes.