LITTLE HISTORY OF THE CULTURE AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT SICILIAN GRAINS
LITTLE HISTORY OF SICILIAN ANCIENT GRAIN CULTURE AND CULTURE
No other plant has influenced human history like wheat. From the Neolithic to the present day, wheat has profoundly marked and influenced the assets of social and political geography.
In fact, the history between man and wheat is lost in time so much so that we can say that
“there would have been no history of man without wheat, nor history of wheat without man”.
The importance of wheat as a basic sustenance of human nutrition is not new, what leaves us pleasantly surprised is that there are historical presences of its cultivation even in the great poems of writers who lived centuries ago. In the Odyssey, for example, Homer speaks of it as the fruit of the best soils. The holy scriptures, on the other hand, speak of the “bet-leheni” house of bread.
Even in art, wheat has a prominent role as a backdrop for landscapes ….
There are historical testimonies that are lost in myth even in Sicily.
Our beloved Sicily is a land very favorable to the cultivation of wheat, especially ancient grains. The ancient Romans already knew this, who in fact had named the island their “granary” and believed that it was the residence of Ceres, divinity of the crops, near the current city of Enna, where the “Rocca di Cenere” still exists today. “.
The varieties of ancient grains cultivated in Sicily were many and the quality of the same always very high, not only thanks to the good land in which they were grown but above all because the scorching sun of the island, dried the ears to perfection, allowing the best conservation of the grains. .
Even today the natural drying process of the ears is one of the most significant elements of our production cycle.
Thanks to it, in fact, we avoid spraying the fields with glyphosates and our grains are less subject to the proliferation of mycotoxins.
Thanks to the above, our grains maintain all the technical and agronomic characteristics typical of the same grain grown millions of years ago in Sicily. We decided to bet on ancient grains and we chose to take the path that leads to goodness. A project we care a lot about and that makes our grains good grains.