W;So the question goes is Farro (emmer Wheat) Gluten Free or not? I have been reading article after article on this topic; I have purchased many different brands some are labeled Gluten Free the others aren’t. In my research I have found, that it’s true name is Emmer Wheat originally grown in Egypt, it eventually migrated to Europe the Italian’s named it Farro due to it pearl shape grains. Being that this whole grain grows in horrible soil and is still able to thrive and grow.
Some of the great things that Farro brings to the table it is naturally high in Fiber and nutrients and due to growing conditions this has a whopping 17-19% protein. It is a very hardy grain with a full nutty flavor.
Is it Gluten Free? No It’s Not! Though it has a lesser amount of gluten then wheat has, which makes it is easily digested by the human body than most other forms of wheat, if you have a relatively mild gluten sensitivity you maybe able to tolerate Farro, those whom have an sever allergy to gluten you should stay away from it. I hope I was able to shed some light on the subject; if you are thinking about giving it a try, be safe and always talk to your doctor before you try something new.
Farro is a very versatile grain it can be used in a salad and soups as a side.