Farmers in the Terre Dell’Oasi cooperative use the “Senatore Cappelli” cultivar of durum wheat. This variety of durum wheat flour contains a higher percentage of lipids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals compared to the modern cultivars of wheat. In addition it has a higher tolerability and is easily digestible.
Senatore Cappelli wheat is ideal for organic farming: firstly it does not require the use of herbicides as it can grow up to 150 – 180 cm suffocating weeds and other invasive plant species, and secondly it has not undergone any form of genetic manipulation. These characteristics in addition to its nutritional values have made it a very prestigious and sought variety of wheat.
Terre dell’Oasi durum wheat products include: Spaghetti, Tagliatelle, Fusilli, and Pennette.
A package of 500 grams costs €2.70.