Is farro the same as Emmer?

Is farro the same as Emmer?

Farro is Triticum dicoccum – and is the same thing as Emmer. ... And there is also a 'false' farro – Triticum monococcum which resembles spelt. Spelt is Triticum spelta.

How do you cook emmer farro berries?


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot.
  2. Add farro.
  3. Bring the water back to a boil then reduce heat to medium or medium-high to keep the water at a rapid simmer.
  4. Simmer the farro for about 25 to 30 minutes, leaving the pot uncovered.
  5. Immediately drain the farro in a colander.

How do you know when farro is done cooking?

Honestly, the best way to tell if farro is done is to taste it. The texture should be chewy yet tender. That said, if you would like your farro to be softer (less chewy), just simmer it a few minutes longer until it reaches your desired consistency.

Is Farro low carb?

Farro is a whole grain with about twice as much fiber as quinoa and three times as much as rice. Unlike white rice, which is made refined carbs, farro is made up of complex carbs, which take longer to digest and therefore facilitate weight loss, according to Women's Health.

Can I substitute farro for brown rice?

If you have a recipe that would be overpowered by the slightly nutty flavor of quinoa, farro might be a good choice—it tends to have a similar texture and taste of brown rice.