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Whole Grain Farro from Rustichella d'Abruzzo

Rustichella d'Abruzzo

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100% Abruzzo-Grown Farro from Italy

Farro is essentially an unhybridized ancestor of modern wheat. The ancient heirloom grain has long been cherished for its deep, nutty flavor, wonderfully al dente texture and high nutritional value (high in fiber, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C and E, just to name a few).  

Rustichella d'Abruzzo's farro is 100% grown on 50 hectares of land between the town of Penne in Abruzzo and the Gran Sasso (the highest peak of the Apennine mountains). Gianluigi Peduzzi of Rustichella d'Abruzzo works alongside a group of local farmers to grow farro vestino, a variety local to the region. This varietal is toasty, rich and earthy. Plus it retains a pleasingly toothsome bite after cooking. 

The whole grain farro from Rustichella d'Abruzzo is semi-pearled and that's the way we like it. While the pearled is easier and quicker to cook, the nutrients vanish with the bran, along with a good bit of the flavor.

How to use

Rustichella d'Abruzzo's whole grain farro is as versatile as it is tasty. Use it in soups, make Farrotto con Porcini (risotto-style farro with mushrooms) or turn it into grain salads and quick sautés. 

Cook a big batch of farro on the weekend and keep on hand for easy, healthful meals all-week long. Warm with greens and top with a poached egg for breakfast. Make the ultimate grain bowl for lunch (yes, your coworkers will be jealous). Or dress with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and plenty of chopped herbs for a quick side dish come dinnertime. Read our 5 favorite quick meal ideas using this treasured ancient grain.

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Producer
Rustichella d'Abruzzo
Country
Italy
Region
Abruzzo
Size
Various

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Great for starting solids with by baby and

The small nutritious grains was great when I started feeding solids to by 6 month old. Used babyfoode recipe to mix farro sweet potato and strawberry and my son enjoyed it every time. As a family we enjoyed the quality flavor of this particular brand of farro. The grains are soft and fresh when cooked yet still hold their shape, so we purchased the larger quantity.

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Regina Campi

Fast delivery and yummy vacuumed pack package

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Helen Biemer
Love whole grains

I don’t eat processed grains. It is hard to find whole grains especially in a very small town. I’m glad I found your market and this old wheat from Abruzzo. My whole family is from Abruzzi. Helen

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Mark Ward
Who can spell Farro?

Went to friends house and was introduced to farro...prepared as a pasta type salad...oil/vinegar...herbs...cucumbers..tomatoes...avocado....just about anything from your garden or store...On the way out that evening we asked our guests to spell out that delicious grain....They said it's easy.....FARRO....
Yum..We ordered 5.5 pound bag for savings.

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Carol Poole
Super soup- Farro Soup with Beans & Kale

I got this recipe from you and it is an amazing comfort food. It's very healthy to boot. I came back to your site looking for more recipes. I have used barley for many years & just discovered Farro. I believe it's healthier.