Pearled Emmer Wheat, Farro (Organic) - Bulk Grains
Farro as a Garden Plant
This farro is pearled and will not germinate, thus it is not suitable as a garden plant.
Farro is commonly used as a substitute for rice or pasta. Farro can be compared to brown rice due to its texture and taste when cooked. Consider using farro in soups, salads, grain bowls, or a pasta substitute. Farro can also be ground into flour which can be used in baked goods. Although farro does contain gluten, it is lower in gluten than modern wheat. Some that have difficulty digesting other varieties of wheat may find that they have an easier time with farro.
- Grain bowls
- Baked goods
Farro is spoken about as if it were one grain. In reality, it is three different grains: farro piccolo comes from einkorn, farro medio is made from emmer wheat, and farro grande comes from spelt. Farro is believed to have been cultivated nearly 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, it is an ancient grain. Farro has been found in Egyptian burial sites and has been a popular staple in Italian cuisine. After the Roman Empire fell farro lost its popularity, but it had a revival in French cuisine later on. Farro is now primarily grown in various regions of northern Italy.
Farro contains a great deal of fiber and magnesium. It also contains B vitamins and vitamins C, E, and A, and iron. A quarter cup of farro contains 7 grams of protein!