Sour Frumenty-Trahanas, Dardouma 500gr
The tart frumenty is a classic trahana frumenty, made from sheep’s sour milk. This one is made in a specially designed machine and the difference with the handmade one is that it does not turn into porridge. Tart frumenty is a food with high nutritional value because it contains fiber, carbohydrates, magnesium and folic acid. Due to its content of phosphorus, it helps protect the body against osteoporosis, while the carotenoid lutein contained helps with the health of the skin, eyes and heart. The presence of milk in the recipe of trahana frumenty increases the presence of protein and calcium, so it is a very nutritious food, for grown ups and for children.
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!