Our Earth, our Grain and our Mill

Siamo produttori di Grani antichi

In this pic you can admire our Earth and our wheat field.

We take care of any step directly from farming to miling,

The antique grains are strains of the past that have remained authentic and original, that is they did not undergo any modification by man to increase its yield. Starting from the most known, the Senatore Cappelli. Senatore Cappelli.

The Hard wheat grain Senatore Cappelli is an old hard wheat strain that is cultivated mostly in Southern Italy. The story of hard wheat grain Senator Cappelli starts in the beginning of the Nineteenth Century when the breeder Nazareno Strampelli, starting with the north American grains, selecting a quite rustic cultivar that is very robust and adapted to the soils of the South, a plant 1,80 cm high, he named after senator Cappelli that had started the modernization of agriculture in in Puglia.

The forgotten spikes of Cappelli grain,extracted with a careful natural selection in Foggia, have been for tens of years the most current cultivations in Southern Italy and in the islands. The Cappelli grain is considered the father of the hard wheat, defined in the 30's “chosen race”, is a robust hard wheat strain that likes poor and clay soils. It has excellent nutritional qualities and high protein value; in Puglia such characters that have earned the name of "meat of the poor".

The advantages of the spelt, a thousand years cereal

Each evening the Roman legionaries, after the fatigues of the battle. Would get a handful of spelt each, . They would beat him with the stone, cook it in water and prepared the puls,. More than 2 thousands years ago (even though their origin can be traced back in the Middle East), the rich cereal is taking off as basic food of the Roman civilization that started to cultivate plenty of it, capitalizing on the its ability to grow also in poor soils and withstand the climax changes and the cold.

(Wikipedia)



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