Straccetti Pasta

These delicate Tuscan straccetti (rags), made with carefully selected durum wheat semolina that includes the highly nutritious wheat germ, are versatile, and also delicious with prawns or shrimp. During cooking, the boiling water turns slightly green and releases a wonderful aroma of wheat.

The products of the family-run Morelli factory, which was founded in 1860, are unique, the secret being an ingredient that is not found in most common types of pasta, which is wheat germ, the heart of the grain itself and which contains vitamin A, vitamin D, as well as vegetable protein. During the normal cereal grinding process, the wheat germ is removed from the semolina in order to improve the shelf-life of the product. Thanks to the craftsmanship at the Morellis the wheat germ, that is always fresh, is re-incorporated into the semolina, creating a pasta with a unique and delicious taste, which releases a wonderful aroma during cooking, the cooking water, taking on a slight green hue, as the result of the presence of the fresh wheat germ ingredient.

Ingredients:durum wheat semolina, wheat germ.