Why use Farro (Spelt)?
At Farro we think ancient grains are the way of the future.
Looking back to past civilisations and past eating habits gives us insight into a more harmonious and healthy way of life from a nutritional point of view. At Farro we want to offer the benefits of spelt as an ancient grain in a modern day setting, and we believe in a natural, GMO free, and organic diet, which is why we only use 100% organic spelt flour for all our pizzas, bread and pastas.
A bit of its history…
Spelt’s ancient beginnings saw it cultivated by many early civilisations including the Romans.
Legend has it the Roman army would eat spelt before going into battle and be sustained by its slow-release energy. In essence, spelt sustained a civilisation and empire.
Benefits of spelt
The spelt grain is a hybrid of Emmer Wheat and Goat Grass. Spelt is by nature a wholefood.
The spelt grain is a hybrid of Emmer Wheat and Goat Grass. Spelt is, by nature, a wholefood.
Unlike wheat, where vital nutritional bran and germ are usually removed during milling, the vital substances of spelt are found in the inner kernel of the grain. It has a nutty flavour, high nutritional value and is a nourishing alternative to Wheat.
While spelt is not gluten free, it has been proven to be a gentler, less bloating alternative to wheat grains. One reason for this is its high fibre content, which makes it easier to digest the gluten, as well as helping to lower cholesterol.
Spelt is high in B vitamins, manganese and mineral magnesium and also contains vitamin E, potassium and iron. It is a high source of protein and is good for your blood and bones! Its molecular makeup and lower glycemic index helps your body digest the grain slowly, resulting in slow-release energy.
What about Gluten Free options?
We are pleased to offer award winning gluten-free bases as an alternative for any pizza selection on our menu.
Not only do we offer gluten free pizzas, but most of our menu is either already gluten free or can be made gluten free. We are committed to offering the best quality gluten-free products we can source and create.