Good for the earth and good for you, this farro is grown on Italian farms from heirloom seeds that promote agricultural diversity as well as authentic flavor. Cultivated in Italy since Roman times, farro is an oval grain similar in shape to barley with a golden brown hue. Farro (the Latin word for "wheat") is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, and its nutty flavor is widely enjoyed in side dishes, soups, risottos and salads. Farro is a whole grain made related to an ancient type of wheat. A staple of Mediterranean diets for centuries, it is sometimes ground into flour and used to make pasta and bread. Farro has a nutty taste and a firm, hearty, chewy texture. Adds superb body and enrichment to soups, pilafs, risotto, stuffings for cooked vegetables, and grain salads such as tabbouleh. Makes an intriguing alternative to pasta and rice. Try as a dessert with fresh ricotta, honey and cinnamon. Sustainably grown on farms in Washington. These botanical heirlooms are a part of living history, supporting centuries-old plant varieties and preserving the genetic diversity of our food supply. Produced by Zursun, a second-generation family-owned company and one of America's oldest suppliers of heirloom beans. Recipe included. Made in USA.