Einkorn has been eaten for more than 12,000 years by humans and archaeologists believe that the first loaves of bread were made with it. It has been cherished by villagers throughout the ages for its rich flavor, digestibility, and high nutrition; containing more antioxidants, protein, and minerals than modern wheat. Particularly of note is that Einkorn is higher in protein than any other small grain and scores zero on the gluten index (despite containing gluten) which means anybody with a gluten sensitivity should be able to digest it easily. Unlike the strong gluten in genetically modified wheat, it’s gentle on your digestion. It contains an average of 30% higher protein; 15% less starch; 200% higher lutein; 50% greater manganese, riboflavin, and zinc; and about 20% higher magnesium, thiamin, niacin, iron, and vitamin B6 than modern wheat making it a better nutritional choice. It’s taste has been compared to the likes of honey, honeycomb, chamomile, vanilla, cinnamon and white chocolate.
Our Einkorn Gigli Rigati are made with stoneground wholegrain einkorn so that none of the amazing nutritional benefits of this grain are lost in the milling process. Not to degrade any of the vitamins, we produce and dry our pasta at low temperatures.
*Comes in plastic free packaging – fully compostable bags certified for both industrial and home composting environments, as well as for marine biodegradation.