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Place of originItaly
Region or stateLiguria
Main ingredientsFlour and egg
Food energy
(per serving)
Depends on serving kcal

Linguine (/lɪŋˈɡwni/; Italian: [liŋˈɡwiːne]) is a type of pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette but elliptical in section rather than flat. It is about 4 millimetres (0.16 in) in width, which is wider than spaghetti but not as wide as fettuccine.[1][2] The name linguine means "little tongues" in Italian, where it is a plural of the feminine linguina.[3] A thinner version of linguine is called linguettine.[4] Linguine was traditionally served with sauces such as pesto but others such as tomato or fish based sauces are popular as well.[5] Linguine is typically available in both white flour and whole-wheat versions but was originally made with durum wheat.[6] Linguine originated in Italy and is based on more traditional pastas.[7]

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  2. ^ "CNN Food Central - Resources: Pasta Shapes and Sizes". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  3. ^ "Definition of LINGUINE". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  4. ^ "Linguine & Linguettine". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  5. ^ "Linguine". Pasta Fits. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  6. ^ "The Difference Between Linguine, Spaghetti and Fettuccine". Pastamania. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  7. ^ "About Linguine". Retrieved 2020-02-11.