Handmade Sweet Frumenty-Trahanas, Dardouma 500gr
Sweet frumenty is the classic wheat frumenty, made from sheep’s milk and oatmeal, (crashed grains). It has a very nice smell and taste. It is entirely made by hand, after five consecutive handmade procedures!.. It is particularly rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, which helps in proper bowel function. It has a low glycemic index and contains significant amounts of vitamins involved in the proper functioning of the metabolism and the nervous system. It contains antioxidants and magnesium, which strengthens the muscles and lowers blood pressure. Finally, it contains twice the amount of potassium in relation to pasta and three times more than rice.
Trahana is a traditional Greek dish and is an evolution of the Greek roman porridge. The trahana produced by Dardouma pasta laboratory is handmade with no additives or preservatives. Trahana is also considered a low fat food. This one is one of the classics, produced with sour sheep’s milk, completely handmade, of high nutritional value, since it contains dietary fibre, carbohydrates magnesium and folic acid. Makes for a hearty soup; perfect for a cold winter day. A roman author Apicius, who had written many cook books and recipes, mentions a type of food known as “tractae”, which was a very thick porridge in granular form, used to thicken any kind of sauces. It was solely produced on sour milk and coarse grain. Dardouma family are traditional pasta producers. Their great-grandmother Maria was the person that created this family tradition. Born in 1914 and coming from a poor farming family, great-grandmother Mary loved cooking. She made the sweet and sour trahana with milk and wheat of her own production. Her daughter Joanna, with her granddaughter, Mary, also thrived in the kitchen. The love bond that the grandmother, daughter and granddaughter shared for pasta would be the incentive for the establishment of this pasta workshop in 2008. The two sons of Mary Dardouma, John and Evangelos have now taken over, in order to save and share these traditional flavors. The Dardouma family has a history of 100 years and many recipes to share with you!