Pearled Spelt IGP from Garfagnana
Origin and Cultivation of Spelt
Our precious spelt (Triticum Dicoccum) has its roots in the picturesque Garfagnana, a region in northwestern Tuscany known for its lush forests and exquisite agricultural productions. The fields where this ancient variety of spelt is grown are located at an altitude of approximately 800 meters.
Here, we employ traditional cultivation techniques, based on crop rotation and the use of exclusively organic fertilizers, in harmony with the natural balance of the soils. We refrain from using fungicides and herbicides, adhering strictly to the regulations governing the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) and because spelt is a hardy plant with strong resistance to pests and diseases.
To ensure a consistently high-quality spelt, we carefully select the quantities to be pearled based on market demand. The pearling and packaging processes take place directly in its region of origin, preserving the freshness and unique sensory characteristics of this spelt. Its remarkable grain size and the distinct separation of grains after cooking are unmistakable, making our spelt an extraordinary product.
Preparing this spelt is simple and convenient. There is no need to soak it before cooking. Just rinse it thoroughly under cold running water and cook it in three parts cold water for each part of spelt. Add your desired amount of salt when it begins to boil, and the cooking will be completed in approximately 30 minutes. Spelt lends itself to a variety of delicious recipes, including soups with legumes, vegetable minestrone, cold salads, and can also be an excellent substitute for pasta or rice in many dishes.
We have chosen vacuum packaging to preserve the freshness and quality of our spelt.
This method prevents oxidation and deterioration caused by atmospheric oxygen, allowing you to keep its sensory properties intact for extended periods. After opening the vacuum-sealed package, store the spelt in a cool, dry place, away from sources of light and heat, to ensure optimal preservation.