Grown in Washington State, our whole-grain Organic Farro (pronounced FAHR-oh) is a nutritious and delicious addition to your diet. This whole-grain is even healthier than the pearled version. Farro fed the Roman Legions, was used as money during the height of the Roman Empire, and farro kernels were even found in Egyptian tombs! So pharaohs cherished farro too (pun intended).
How to Cook Farro
Soak farro in water overnight to reduce overall cooking time. To cook whole-grain farro on the stove top, combine 3 parts liquid to one part farro. Bring the farro to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for approximately 30-45 minutes, or until the grain is tender.
What’s Farro Like?
Farro is similar to a lighter brown rice and has a complex, nutty taste with oat and barley undertones. However, farro lacks the heaviness of many whole-wheat grains and tastes more elegantly. Farro behaves much like risotto, but doesn’t become gummy. Instead, it retains its tender, distinct bite, even if it sits awhile after cooking.
Our organic farro is the true version of farro - Triticum dicoccum.
Health Benefits of Farro
Farro is rich in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B, and is almost always grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. With 4 grams of protein per serving, it’s a great plant-based protein source for vegans and vegetarians. Because it is so easily digested and low in gluten, farro can often be eaten by people who are normally gluten-intolerant.
Our Registered Dietitian’s Top Pick
Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut likes to use this ancient grain especially for salads. For a quick side dish, cook farro and then toss it with your favorite Italian dressing and add diced cucumbers and diced tomatoes. To make it more like a meal, add in diced grilled chicken or tofu.
More Serving Tips
Try adding farro to your soups, salads, or even making a special twist on risotto! For a wholesome lunch or dinner, prepare this colorful farro vegetable salad recipe using sun-dried tomatoes and fresh veggies. Looking for a delicious veggie burger recipe that anyone will enjoy? This recipe for farro veggie burgers is low in fat, yet packed with fiber, protein, and flavor.
Just try to get farro that’s not hulled. You need the hull to be ‘hul’-thy. Why bother otherwise. This stuff is next level.michele, Livingston, NJ
Nutty and yummyMarta, Scotch Plains, NJ
Great nutty flavor as always ... I use it as the main ingredient in salads, as well as soups.Carole, Reno, NV
excellent...great nutty flavor, love it in soups and salads.Carole, Reno, NV
100% Whole Grain Emmer Wheat Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 47g (~1.7 oz.)
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