A feminine wheat for Girolomoni organic pasta
Triticum turgidum turanicum
Selected and grown by us close to our pasta factory, a pure line of ancient Khorosan wheat, grown in the Mediterranean Basin in the past.
Produced by us, from wheat to pasta
The recovery of this line of Khorasan wheat (known as Turanic wheat) is the result of intensive work, starting from the seed. We started with a population of lines and then selected a pure one, which we called ‘Graziella Ra’.
It is named after a girl, Graziella Fanti, the daughter of the man who brought us the first sack of wheat.
She was 17 years old when she was killed by the Nazis; she was carrying a basket of laundry, which they thought she was using to hide food for the partisans. The second part of the name “RA” is a tribute to the Sun in ancient Egypt, the element that recharges the earth with light and heat that is essential to our life and to our wheat.
From analysis conducted by the University of Urbino, it turns out to be a grain with a good content of proteins, mineral salts and selenium, a powerful antioxidant.
From a kilo sack at the end of the 1970s, we managed to grow about one thousand quintals in 2020!