Farro orzo is made with 100% stone ground whole farro semolina grown on the hills of Abruzzo and pure spring water. This pasta, shaped as a melon seed, is especially great in soups or as a contorno (side dish) with pesto or roasted vegetables.
Farro has a complex, nutty taste with undertones of barley and oats. It is rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C and E. It grows best in barren, high-altitude terrain and is almost always grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Because it is so easily digested and so low in gluten, farro can often be eaten by people who are normally gluten-intolerant.