All the De Cecco whole wheat pasta is made according to the original De Cecco system. Other manufacturers utilize, when processing whole wheat grains, a thermal treatment prior to the actual pasta making process in order to prevent the degradation of the fat substances. This does not happen in De Cecco, thanks to the special method of obtaining wheat grains meal and use of low temperature drying system. This way the nutritious values of the fiber can pair with the sweet aroma of wheat and together they generate a delicious final dish. Penne are a specialty from Campania and belong to the short, slanted pasta cuts. They are 1.968" long, with a 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.