You will notice that the pasta recipes on this page differ greatly from conventional offerings. The pasta itself is made from either sprouted or soaked grains. This compares to the anti-nutrient loaded refined flour of commercial noodles.
Alternative pasta made from sweet potato, yams and other vegetables are also delicious. This type of dish is appropriate for those following a more Paleo style diet.
In addition, the brands suggested are vetted for quality. This includes the crops sourced to make the final product as well as the processing machinery used. For example, many pasta companies use teflon coated extruders rather than a bronze die as traditionally practiced.