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Posted by in Organic Farming on 23 March 2017

The purple corn is an ancient variety of corn native of Peru that is still grown today in low-lying areas of the Andean valleys.

It also grows well in the hill and mountain areas in Italy, It is a hardy plant and incredible satisfaction! It deserves only to the amazement of peeling a corncob and find purple instead of yellow.

Known since pre-Inca, è un alimento che viene consumato da secoli e che gli antichi usavano anche come colorante per modificare l’aspetto di cibi e bevande.

The purple corn is rich in anthocyanins, like blueberries, i ribes, the cherries, cherries, il cavolo rosso ecc

Anthocyanins not only give them their color, but above all that make them foods rich in precious elements, Foods that are good for health and prevent aging because natural antioxidants.

The purple corn contains 4-5 times more anthocyanins blueberries.

It’ also rich in polyphenols, una combinazione che lo rende un alimento con altissimo potere antiossidante: protezione dai radicali liberi, from cardiovascular diseases and cholesterol, but also an anti-inflammatory and a valuable aid in tissue regeneration, in the formation of collagen and in the regulation of blood pressure.

The purple corn is rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus and vitamins of the group B.

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Le antiche varietà di mais rappresentano oggi una innovativa risorsa alimentare e la loro coltivazione permette di valorizzare un patrimonio straordinario, as biodiversity.

The seeds that you pick up sleep, to wake them up you have to do is give them water and put them in the ground at the right time of the year: a seed that is alive, but sleeping is said sleeper.

After putting to soak the beans or lentils you can try to peel. The coating protects the seed from moisture and dirt as he slept, Now that the seed has "inflated" open it and discover the two halves seem just made the same way.

All bean seeds have two "half" and are called cotyledons.

The cotyledons contain all the food of which the seed needs to begin to grow and become a plant. And even if they still seem, these two halves become two leaves!

The first two leaves of the young plant.

When the seed is given water amazing things begin to happen. A complex mechanism is started in these cotyledons, It transforms the stored food when the seed was dormant in units of energy called enzymes that run all that lives.

Enzymes are the seeds a super food for people, birds, dogs, cavalli, cows, hamsters, ball, squirrels and all kinds of other living creatures. We call them buds. Sprouts are incredible food. They have as much protein as meat and eggs, more vitamin C, such as orange juice, more vitamin A, like carrots, just to name a few.

As the shoots grow the cotyledons feeding a new stem, if you let the sprouts grow for a longer time a little bud appears, a new leaf, but the sprouts are eaten before that happens .

A root appears on the other end of the shank. Grow a lot and become the first root of the plant. If you planted your seed in the ground dry, He never could see the root because this would "dug" down.

The most of the seeds have two cotyledons. These plants are called dicotyledons such as beans, lentils, peanuts, this, broccoli, alfalfa, clover, and pretty much everything that grows in a garden.

Some types of seeds have only one cotyledon are called monocots and.

Monocots are wheat, more, rye etc.

When you revive a seed of monocotyledonous, the magic of rebirth mechanism is not in the cotyledon. It is located in a special part of the seed called endosperm.

L'endosperm Alimenta the cotiledone, monocots in the cotyledon develops into a "stem" and a root, just like in the semi dicotyledonous, but without the endosperm he would die. The endosperm is what gives the juicy flavor crop, avena, more, and all other cereals.

So the seeds in your hand are not really sleeping. They are alive and moving, guard the deep, the mysterious secret of life! They only look in silence, until they are not reached by the water.

It’ autumn and it is time to Grass Wheat Grass and Rye.
Very good in the kitchen for tasty salads, It serves mainly to purify, providing important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. But above all it contains chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a real cure for our body. Its cleansing action helps to balance the pH of the body, or to rebalance, and to reinforce it with all necessary nutrients for example to rejuvenate the cells and remove toxins. In particular there are: Football, Phosphorus, Potassium, Ferro, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, B1, B2, B6, B12, PP, C, It, folic acid, pantothenic acid and bioflavonoids.
The Wheat Grass and The Rye Grass will be available from mid-October!

farine e germogliThe buds and their derivatives are the most powerful’ recognized as a perfect food for a balanced diet and healthy. Why'? In summary, why’ combine nutritivita’ cereale with the digeribilità’ vegetable. When a seed germinates, indeed, many changes occur:

– The molecules tablets become simple and therefore more’ easy to digest

– Increase vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, phenolic compounds and folates, as demonstrated by research carried out by the highest authorities’ in campo alimentare (Jornal of the Science of Food and Agricolture, Sep 2011, Hung et al.; Food and Nutrition Research, 2012, Hefni et al.)

– Insoluble fiber decreases while increasing soluble ones, ie’ digestible.

The BioFarina of shoots is obtained by drying at a low temperature to maximize the preservation of all properties’ bud. My salubrità the’ it is not’ the only reason to use Biofarine Sprout, that they are tasty and extremely simple to use.

In fact, the possible uses are manifold. In addition to the classical use as flour “raw” the BioFarine are excellent in soups, velvety, soups, creme, meatballs veg, pangermoglio… and more depending on your fantasy!

On the back of our packs you Biofarina find some ideas for possible recipes. Here are two brief examples:


BREAD BUDS homemade

100 g flour, 40 g water, a few tablespoons of oil to taste

Mix the ingredients, add more flour if too wet

Roll out the dough and cut into strips.

Baking in the oven: 7 minutes



To a portion

250 cc of water or broth, two / three tablespoons of flour sprouts, spices and salt to taste.

Boil water / broth with salt and spices to taste, add the flour. Preparation time 5/10 minutes depending on desired consistency.

Serve with oil, croutons or other pasta to taste.

Frascona Pavese-mediumThe 100% of our ingredients come from certified organic agriculture.

According to the definition of the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture (AIAB) “Organic farming is a method
the cultivation and breeding that admits only the use of natural substances, that is present in nature, excluding the use of synthetic substances like chemical herbicides and insecticides.

Why then eat organic?

Healthiness – Organic products, precisely for agronomic techniques adopted, in particular the non-use of synthetic chemicals, are automatically safer than others from the point of view of sanitation. They are then free from GMOs, whose risks and uncertainties which affect the environment and human health make them incompatible with the approach bio.

Environmental impact – Organic farming is environmentally friendly because’ minimizes the release of waste into the soil, air and water, consumes less energy and safeguards the complexity of the agro and its biodiversity.

Guarantee system of control and certification – There is a system that provides both a set of precise rules for the production and distribution of food, both independent bodies that monitor the implementation of standards and certify to consumers (Regulation Cee 2092/91). This means that the consumer has more guarantees on the quality and "naturalness" of what he brings to the table.

Flavor – Organic products have a more natural flavor, then in addition to healthy are also the most rewarding and the most satiating the palate. They are in fact the most good!

All products of the farm Le Tre Pertiche are made in full compliance with the standards of organic farming, with the added value of development of the area dell'Oltrepo’ Pavia where we work.


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