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Ancient grains pizza

More nutritious

Compared to refined flours, ancient grains wholemeal flour preserves the nutritional properties of the grain: using stone-grinding, all the vitamins and minerals of the outer part are maintained.

More genuine

Rispetto alle farine raffinate, la farina integrale ai grani antichi conserva le proprietà nutrizionali del chicco: con la macinazione a pietra, si mantengono tutte le vitamine e i sali minerali della parte più esterna.

Lighter

The ratio between starch and gluten is more balanced. Pizza preserves all its taste, but is more digestible, it does not swell the stomach and helps to reduce the possibility of developing food intolerances.

All the pizzas on our menu are also available with a mixture prepared with Virgo semi-whole wheat flour for only € 2 more.

What are ancient grains?

They are types of wheat that spread out in Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century; they do not undergo genetic improvement processes like white soft wheat flour.

The production of white flour is more abundant, but it produces a grain very poor nutritional-wise and with much more gluten. This is why some ancient grains have risked disappearing. They have been recovered and given value in the name of biodiversity and the Italian historical-cultural heritage.

Ancient grains are of better quality and more valuable because they are the result of small agricultural productions. They cost a little more, because they are more difficult to cultivate and do not undergo intensive processes. But you can be sure to eat a really healthy and genuine flour (and pizza).

Virgo wheat flour

Virgo is a mixed-breeding project, financed by Emilia Romagna, which aims to recover ancient grains species. They are a precious biodiversity historical heritage because of its organoleptic qualities, which enhances the climatic and agricultural characteristics of the territories chosen for the crops.

We are talking about soft wheat and the varieties involved are Andriolo, Inallettabile, Verna, Gentil Rosso and Frassineto. The grains are completely stone-ground, in order to obtain a semi-wholemeal flour that preserves unaltered all the nutritive properties of the selected grains.

More details on the project and on the supply chain can be found at www.granovirgo.it.

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