Organic Ethiopian Blue Tinge Farro SEHATD-EFEBT

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  • Net Weight 1 lb

Farro goes way back, first cultivated 9,600 BC in the Fertile Crescent. Along with Italy, Northern Ethiopia is one of the few places that still cultivate it. This is a very special landrace (heirloom) variety of emmer farro with a lovely dark chocolate color which hints at its high antioxidant power (like tea, chocolate & black grapes). While the bran in all whole grains provides important protection against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer & intestinal problems, Ethiopian Blue Tinge packs a bigger punch than its lighter cousins. But most importantly, it’s seriously yummy protein!

Enjoy this unique farro in soups & savory Mediterranean salads. It pairs beautifully with roasted root veggies & makes a striking side dish. Feeling simple? Nosh it first thing in the morning with fresh fruit, brown sugar, & a dollop of cream. This is a raw, living food. Sprout it! Grind it! Bake a dark & lovely loaf. Go nuts with grains!

Basic Cooking Instructions:

  • Rinse & drain. Add 3 cups water or stock for every cup of Farro.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer 30-40 minutes.
  • For more tender grain, keep cooking, checking every 5-10 minutes.
  • Need it faster? Overnight soaking reduces cooking time to about 20 minutes
  • (and may increase the availability of nutrients).
  • Make ahead & keep refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.

*1 cup dry farro yields 2-2 1/2 cups cooked whole grain.
*Cooked farro stores well and retains its texture up to one
week in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.

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