Some ingredients are born to be together and it is together they can give their best. In this way Garofalo has carefully selected legumes and cereals and created a pasta that is perfect for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without compromising on taste.
The legumes, chickpeas and lentils are packed full of nutrients and are both high in vegetable proteins, perfect for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet, they are also a great source of fibre and both without gluten.
The addition of 5 cereals, including 4 ancient grains, creates a pasta that is not only tasty and a source of energy but delivers many health benefits and is also gluten free.
Ancient grains, the staples of many ancient civilisations, are considered to be much more nutritious than many of the refined grains used to today, with higher levels of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Offering a source of nutrients and protein which is great for vegetarians and vegans needing a quality plant protein source.
The ancient grains included in Garofalo’s pasta are:
- Teff, a source of protein, calcium and iron and high in fibre.
- Amaranth, one of the most protein rich of any plant based food and also a source of iron, manganese and fibre.
- Sorghum, a whole grain full of nutritional benefits, high in fibre and a good source of antioxidants.
- The last of the 4 is Buckwheat, a seed that doesn’t contain any wheat or gluten and a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Garofalo’s driving philosophy is that great flavour is everyone’s right. The taste of its new legumes and cereals pasta cannot be the same as its wheat pasta because the ingredients are different. This gluten free legumes and cereals pasta has a different flavour, no better or worse just different, it is a taste opportunity for everyone not just those on a gluten free diet.
Garofalo is an Italian company specialising in the production of of Pasta. Based in Gragnano in the province of Naples, the company was founded in 1789 and since then Garofalo has been synonymous with excellence. So much so that books and magazines refer to “high quality pasta” as Garofalo-type pasta.
Garofalo pasta is stocked in the UK and distributed through regional and national wholesalers.