The product

Dicoccum Spelt

Semi-pearled spelt cultivated in Cascina Oschien, Vercelli
Code:
93826
Country of origin:
Italy - Piedmont
Weight:
500 g
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Raw material Spelt of the Dicoccum species cultivated in Cascina Oschiena, an Ecological Biodiversity Protected Area - Natura 2000, and certified Friend of the Earth
Appearance The grains have a good size and present an oval-elliptical shape; light brown in colour
Taste Sweet and with a good consistency
Curiosity Dicoccum Spelt represents the oldest type of wheat cultivated, used by man as nourishment since the Neolithic
Our selection Cascina Oschiena has obtained the EU recognition of Special Protection Area and since 2019 has become "Nature Reserve" thanks to the conversion of 25 hectares previously dedicated to rice cultivation into the creation of wetlands for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity. In the fields next to the Nature Reserve, Alice grows this ancient Spelt, 100% natural, just sown and harvested
Suggestions Ideal for soups, cold salads and dessert. Great in combination with legumes and vegetables, exalting tastes and fragrances. Cooking time: 25 minutes
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Ingredients Semi-pearly SPELT of the Dicoccum species
Allergens Cereals containing gluten and thereof
Weight 500 g
Packaging Packed in a polypropylene bag suitable for food contact
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Store in a dry and cool place
Instructions for use Wash thoroughly before use
Paese di origine ingrediente principale Italy
Nutrition Declaration No
The producer

Cascina Oschiena - Crova (VC) - Piedmont

Why we chose them
Cascina Oschiena is one of the oldest farmsteads in the province of Vercelli, rice has been cultivated here since the XVI century. In 2008 Alice Cerutti, 37year old farmer, took on the commitment of running Cascina Oschiena. Well aware of the centuries-old history of Cascina Oschiena, Alice has carried out deep renovation works while maintaining the ancient buildings with great care and attention: the drying kiln and the silos necessary for modern rice cultivation have been integrated into the traditional architecture while the stables, which once housed carthorses, have become storage for tractors. Alice has chosen a sustainable agriculture approach, creating a system that guarantees the highest quality standards in production and the protection of the Environment, adopting integrated production farming techniques like sowing winter cover crops to increase naturally the fertility and quality of the soil and sowing the entire rice production exclusively in water to enhance biodiversity. In the last years over 5000 trees have been planted and in 2019 Cascina Oschiena Natural Wetlands were created by converting 25 hectares, one fourth of the farmland, from rice cultivation into a Nature Reserve. The aim of this amazing project is the survival and reproduction of amphibians, bees, dragonflies, and butterflies, and the nesting of different species of migratory birds, especially the Blacktailed Godwit, since Cascina Oschiena is the last recorded nesting site in Italy. "Preserving the Environment today is not enough, it is necessary to give back to Nature for a better Future": this is Cascina Oschiena's philosophy
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