A STORY THAT COMES FROM FAR
Behind the Sikan there’s an ancient and curious story. One of our ancestors, originally from the Agrigento’s province, in addition to being a skilled farmer, owned an ancient windmill. Windmills were really common in Sicily until a few centuries ago, given their vital function as a grain miller. The history of the Sikan mix was born with Mr. Luigi (this was his name) who over the years had created a dough, prepared with the flour of his mill and baked in a wood oven, which gave life to a simple but practically delicious focaccia.
Signor Luigi, a man of great goodness, was at the same time very jealous of his knowledge and his secrets, which is why he never wanted to reveal the secret of his perfectly balanced dough, soft and fragrant at the same time. At his death, therefore, in addition to his great personality, the possibility of repeating that compound vanished. It was thus until the day when, by mutual agreement, his descendants, kidnapped by other and more profitable activities, decided to put on sale the precious mill that grandfather Luigi had left them as inheritance with the precise prohibition to sell it. The importance of the mill did not lie only in having represented the source of sustenance for the whole family or in having represented the symbol of a place that had seen three generations grow, its value was the secret it contained. The descendants of Mr. Luigi just before the sale found, in fact, inside a compartment hidden in a millstone a jute bag containing the precious secret mixture that the farmer used to prepare his delicious dough. Since then the Sikan mix has been handed down to reach us and and enjoy its amazing taste.
SICILIAN ANCIENT GRAINS
The ancient Sicilian grains include all those varieties of grains cultivated in ancient times on the island territory. These are about 50 different types of grains that flourished in Sicily up until a century ago. The advent of new agricultural technologies and new genetically modified grains (with a higher yield per hectare) led to the almost total extinction of the native Sicilian varieties. The process of rediscovery has come to life a few years ago and aims to bring the ancient Sicilian grains back into vogue, which are distinguished from the ``modern`` ones by the remarkable organoleptic properties as well as healthy for the organism. Our company proudly participates in this revaluation process and our Sikan mix is obtained only from ancient Sicilian organic grains, growned without the use of glyphosates.