Made entirely from wholemeal emmer flour produced by milling whole grains of the Triticum Dicoccum variety, grown exclusively in Italy in accordance with organic agricultural methods.
This speciality emmer pasta from the BioGranoro range is rich in fibre, has a rustic, distinctive flavour and retains excellent consistency after cooking.
Emmer is the ancestor of durum wheat. The name derives from the Latin word far (which is also where the Italian word farina, meaning flour, comes from) and it is the oldest type of cultivated wheat, used for human nourishment since Neolithic times.
Emmer’s current value is based not only on its historical and cultural baggage, but also the intrinsic characteristics of this cereal, its excellent nutritional properties, distinctive flavour and high degree of digestibility.Discover more
Emmer is extremely high in nutritional value and is full of beneficial properties, making it a valid alternative to more commonly consumed cereals.
Emmer is rich in:
Triticum dicoccum (emmer) differs from soft and durum wheat in relation to distinctive characteristics linked to the higher content of mineral salts and the presence of a thicker aleuronic layer (tissue beneath the pericarp, rich in vitamins and functional proteins). It also has a low glycemic index thanks to the slow transformation of starches during digestion, which prevents a high glycemic peak, promoting better energy intake.Discover more
Of all the cereals, emmer has a lower GI than common wheat, corn and rice. Its high fibre content and the amount of beneficial nutritional elements help to prevent insulin-resistance, ischemia and obesity.
The starch contained in this cereal is particularly good for diets of those suffering from hyperglycemia, as it is digested more slowly than that of common wheat.
The close correlation between fibre and glycemia is given by the fact that the fibre promotes the slow transformation of starches during digestion, so the sugars are then released slowly, meaning the blood glucose concentration remains constant over time. This regulates the glycemia without raising it and prevents a high glycemic peak.
La Specialità di Farro Integrale BioGranoro è un alimento ad alto contenuto di fibre.
Una porzione di 100g apporta circa 6,8g di fibra totale, più del doppio di quella contenuta in una pasta di semola di grano duro convenzionale circa il 27% del fabbisogno giornaliero.
Ricordiamo che gli apporti consigliati di Fibra Alimentare per la popolazione adulta sono di 25 g al giorno e almeno 10 g dovrebbero essere di fibra solubile.Discover more
Emmer contains greater quantities of almost all minerals (for example, up to 54% more zinc, 33% more iron and 28% more copper), as well as evidence of a greater accumulation of selenium.
As for wheat, most of the minerals contained in emmer are found in the outer layers of the caryopsis, therefore they are usually lost during the production of refined flours.
Therefore, from a nutritional point of view, to take full advantage of the higher levels of selenium and the other minerals, the caryopsis should be consumed whole or in the form of wholemeal flours.
Organic Agriculture is about respect for nature, the environment and the protection of biodiversity. The raw materials used to make BioGranoro Cappelli pasta are 100% from Italian Organic Agriculture, produced using a production method that only permits the use of natural substances and prohibits the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers.
Agricoltura Biologica significa rispetto della natura, dell’ambiente e salvaguardia della biodiversità. Le materie prime utilizzate per la pasta BioGranoro varietà Cappelli sono ottenute 100% da Agricoltura Biologica Italiana, secondo un metodo di produzione che ammette solo l’impiego di sostanze naturali ed esclude l’utilizzo di pesticidi e concimi chimici.
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