What is Farro?
Farro is one of our most popular ancient grains. Cooked farro has a nutty flavor with a chewy texture, and is great for grain salads, farro soup and more. Dry farro or uncooked farro looks just like wheat berries, but when cooked, it is quite similar to barley.
This ancient wheat grain is a good source of iron and fiber. Just like any type of wheat grain, farro also contains gluten. As is traditional, our Organic Farro grains are very lightly scratched—just enough to encourage the release of starches and a faster cooking time.
Farro is beneficial because it pairs well in cold or hot dishes. Make up a batch and add it to your soups, pasta and salads all week!
Because our dry farro is lightly scratched (also sometimes called "semi pearled farro" or "pearled farro") it's technically not considered a whole grain. A small percentage of the bran has been lost during this process but the benefit is the quicker cooking time. If you find yourself with whole grain farro, you'll likely need to soak it overnight before cooking.
Farro Nutrition Facts
In just one 1/4 cup dry serving - which equals about 1/2 cup cooked, our Organic Farro has 7 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and 37 grams of carbohydrates.
Healthy Farro Recipes
Here are a few of our favorite farro recipes! Its versatility is shown below: a cold grain salad, a breakfast dish, crispy farro soup topping and farro risotto! Which one are you most excited to try?
Image and recipe from Platings and Pairings
Image and recipe from Bob's Red Mill
Image and recipe from Chef Billy Parisi
Image and recipe from Nourished Kitchen