Q.

What is Farro?

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A.

This is actually a more complicated question than it first appears.  Because the word “farro” in Italian has a vague meaning (often translated as “a kind of wheat”), the term can refer to multiple types of grain, typically heirloom varieties that predate modern wheat.

The three grains it seems to refer to most often are:

 

All of which are ancient grains with long and proud histories.  You can read more about them by clicking the links above (Marx Foods will be carrying einkorn soon, at which point I’ll add a link).

– Question Submitted by Bernie E.




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