Orzo pasta, or kritharaki in Greek, is in every Greek pantry because its an ideal quick and hearty meal. This bronze die-cut version is made from the fresh water of Arávissos village and spelt flour (triticum spelta), a hardier and more nutritious cousin of classic wheat flour, with a more easily-digestible form of gluten. The slightly nutty flavor makes it a perfect accompaniment to any tomato-based dish.
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For the discerning pasta lover, Agrozimi offers products that recapture forgotten traditional ways and add experimental new flavors.
We love spelt kritharáki as a more robust alternative to rice and a perfect base for your favorite vegan dishes. The 500gr. package translates to 1.1lbs., 10% more than the standard pasta packs. While there is a suggested cooking time on the pack, try it for yourself and cook to taste, especially if you like your pasta “al dente”.
Looking for a recipe for your spelt kritharaki? You’ll find one on the inside of the label and here’s one more for an easy stovetop shrimp youvetsi.
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INGREDIENTS: spelt flour.
Contains: wheat. Manufactured in a facility that handles milk and eggs, with steam cleaning/sanitization occurring in between production runs.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup,
Servings: about 9,
Total Fat 1 g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 0 mg (0%)
Total Carbohydrate 42 g (15%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (16%)
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars (0%)
Vitamin D 0.3 mcg (0%)
Calcium 10 mg (0%)
Iron 0.7 mg (4%)
Potassium 0mg (0%)
STORAGE: Preserve at room temperature, in a cool dark and dry place.