Dietary & Ethical Information: Vegetarian
As true supporters of the Italian tradition, we choose to promote local agriculture. The selections of the best Italian durum wheat are ground by the Molino Borgioli mill of Calenzano; we receive the semolina flour and mix it with the cold water to make a perfect dough. Digestibility and flavour depends also on the work process. Dough worked quickly and with hot water is subjected to stress that affects the pasta. We knead the semolina flour with cold water only and we do it slowly, to avoid deteriorating the quality and compromising the most precious elements: gluten and carbohydrates. The dough is then drawn gently through a bronze die: this creates a porous and rough pasta, perfect for absorbing the sauce when mixed together. Each pasta type has a specific die that gives it its shape and texture. The pasta worked in this manner maintains all the characteristics that define its taste. In addition to the quality of the raw material and the slow kneading process, what characterizes our pasta most of all is the amount of time we take to dry the product completely. It is at this stage that the properties acquired from mixing the flour with cold water and drawing it through a bronze die are stabilized: the porosity that allows the sauce to be absorbed, the rich nutritional value and the excellent digestibility. 50 hours: that’s how long it takes to dry our Spaghetti. More than two days to obtain a tasty, digestible and nutrient-rich pasta. Low temperature drying is expensive: the lower yield owing to the long rest periods has prompted most modern pasta manufacturers to adopt more efficient systems, which expose the pasta to high temperatures for just a few hours (90° - 115° C). This is certainly a great advantage in terms of time and cost, but it has also a considerable impact on the pasta, which is no longer the same. The higher the temperature, the more the flavour of the product is changed and the nutritional value reduced.
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