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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Grand Imperial Poohbah
Very tasty alternative to brown rice

The minimal pearling makes it more nutritious and it’s hard to find unpearled farro. This product fits the bill.

Ann Williams - Topsham, ME / Customer since 2014

I prepared the farro according to the instructions on the bag, but added some chopped frozen spinach and my own choice of herbs at the end of the cook time. Best we've ever had! Thank you.

Danielle Walker
Super grain!

Very difficult to find whole grain farro. Most of websites offer pearlescent or semi pearlescent. This one is exceptional! Just need to be rinsed to eliminate the dust and it cooks in 30 minute. Great replacement for taboulé, salads, farroto. Will buy again

Happy in Colorado
Always Delicious

None better, every time I serve this Farro it gets rave reviews.

Jean Heyduck
Couldn't find this anywhere else!

I love this farro -- it's hard to find true, 100% whole grain farro. I was so happy to find it at Market Hall Foods. It's a bit pricey to have them ship it, but well worth it.