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Mancini

Mancini Turanicum Wheat Spaghetti - 17.6 oz

$7.95

Turanicum wheat is a durum wheat subspecies.

The agronomic classification is Triticum turgidum subepscies Turanicum, commonly known worldwide as Triticum Turanicum. The variety originated in the Khorasan region (north-east of Iran) and its cultivations are present in the Mediterranean basin and also in Italy, but in modern times they have been lost because of low yield. Since 2006, Prometeo in Urbino – in collaboration with Oriana Porfiri, an expert cereal agronomist – has evaluated different turanicum wheat lines, in particular n.17 and n. 38, organising a production chain, from seed to the initial transformation of the milling process.

In view of all of this, since 2013 the Mancini Pastificio Agricolo dedicated itself to the development of methodologies and pasta-making processes to better interpret the richness of these grains. It has pinpointed a specific drying process and constructed new bronze dies that unlock the potential of Prometeo’s stone-ground semolina.
The result is Pasta Mancini's Turanicum Durum Wheat Spaghetti: earth-coloured and with a pronounced smell of wheat when cooked. Dried at temperatures below 45° for 36 hours, they have a length of 260 mm and a diameter of 2,2 mm. Their cooking time is between 7 and 9 minutes.

From qualitative studies a very interesting aspect has emerged regarding the peculiarity of the gluten, which is very soft and therefore easily digestible.

Given the delicacy of its structure, it is recommended a cautious, fast passage in the pan during stirring with the sauce, in order to mantain unaltered all the peculiarities of texture and taste.


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Mancini Pastificio Agricolo produces pasta the old- fashioned way using it’s own durum wheat. While on the one hand founder Massimo Mancini carries on the family tradition, on the other there’s room for innovation. Massimo’s grandfather, Mariano, started farming durum wheat in 1938. Mariano’s son, Giuseppe, followed in his father’s footsteps, as did Massimo after him. Through careful honing of his marketing and communication skills Massimo skillfully preserved that heritage, guided by a simple observation: «Why don’t we use our wheat to produce our own pasta?

But not just any pasta. The objective was a product created with the best wheat, perfectly suited to the local soil and climate and processed using a round bronze die, the old- fashioned way. That’s the only way to bring out the pure quality of the raw materials.

After a period spent studying and researching every aspect of the farming and production supply chain, the project kicked off in 2010. Mancini Pastificio Agricolo has grown continuously since then, winning over chefs and enthusiasts with the first bite.

Our Turanici line pasta is made from turanicum wheat (triticum turgidum subspecie turanicum, more commonly known as T. Turanicum) from certified organic agriculture. This type of wheat grows in the Khorasan region (northeastern Iran) and also in Italy, but nowadays it has been forgotten. Since 2013 our company collaborates with Prometeo, a company of Urbino, and Oriana Porfiri, an expert agronomist. We have begun to develop methodologies and pasta making tools to best interpret the treasure of this wheat, revaluated and cultivated by Prometeo. We use circular bronze die plates and we dry pasta at temperatures lower than 44°C, taking about 20 hours for short pasta and about 40 hours for long pasta. The result obtained by the union of this semolina and water is an earth colored pasta with a marked scent of wheat.

Turanicum spaghetti are 260 mm long and 2,2 mm wide. Their cooking time is between 7 and 9 minutes.

Turanicum wheat is a durum wheat subspecies. The agronomic classifcation is Triticum turgidum subspecies Turanicum, commonly known worldwide as Triticum Turanicum.

The variety originated in the Khorasan region (north-east of Iran) and its cultivations are present in the Meditteranean basin and also in Italy, but in modern times they have been lost because of low yield. This wheat is characterized by the following features: large ear, often with black awns; big and extended grains; strong and tall plants; excellent tillering capacities.

These last characteristics make the turanicum durum wheat varieties particularly suitable for organic cultivation.

Since 2006, Prometeo in Urbino- in collaboration with Oriana Porfiri, an expert cereal agronomist - has evaluated different turanicum wheat lines, in particular n.17 and n.38, organizing a production chain, from seed to the initial transformation of the milling process.

The result is Pasta Manici's Turanicum Durum Wheat Spaghetti: earth-coloured and with a pronounced smell of grain when cooked.

Given the delicacy of its structure, it is recommended a cautitious, fast passage in the pan during stirring with the sauce, in order to maintain unaltered all the peculiarities of texture and taste.

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