Sitalia Deli
Sitalia Deli: Premium Italian Food

Speciality Pasta Casino di Caprafico - MA'KAIRA - Chitarra


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Casino di Caprafico


Speciality Pasta Casino di Caprafico - Pasta Chitarra di Semola di Grano duro e Orzo


Durum Wheat Semolina (90%), Whole Hulled Barley Flour (10%)

Natural Stone ground  Whole Emmer Wheat (Triticum dicoccum) Flour  

Farro is an ancient cereal which was used by the people of Mesopotamia. It was of maximum nutritional importance during the Roman Ages, when, according to the testimony of Pliny the Elder it remained the only cereal used by the Ancient Romans for three centuries. It was in actual fact a precious food used by the Legions at war (each soldier had the right to 865 grams of emmer wheat a day). It was also considered to bring good luck to marriages and it was even used as a token of exchange. It is no coincidence that the Italian word farina (flour) derives from the far – farris, that is to say farro.

The quality of wholeness of stone ground and unsorted emmer wheat  gives the pasta a quality of rare organoleptic balance. These can be properly savored while cooking only if the foresight is used to drain the pasta “al dente” without reaching the complete cooking of the entire section. Emmer wheat pasta has no cooking resistance characteristics because it is obtained by drying at low temperatures but also because the gluten of emmer wheat is different from that of durum wheat. In fact, due to its “wild” composition, emmer wheat gluten can be tolerated by those with slight gluten allergies even if it does not solve the problem of serious intolerances (celiac disease).

It is advisable to cook the pasta in plenty of water, drain it even before cooking is “al dente” and season it using a large bowl. The ideal condiment, given the nutritional characteristics of the pasta, is  a raw seasoning type such as ‘pesto alla genovese’ or simply with extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan cheese and a pinch of pepper if desired.

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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