Our selected pasta is made by Gina & Sofia in their small factory in Martano in the heart of the Salento, and is tasty and of exceptional quality, intended for lovers of good food. The pasta is produced with simple and natural ingredients, such as durum wheat semolina, barley flour, spelt flour or toasted semolina. The pasta is made with a bronze die that allow the pasta to preserve its porosity and capture the goodness of the other ingredients and to enhance the flavour. The careful selection of raw materials guarantees the high quality of the product. The pasta is dried for at least 42 hours so that all the natural and healthy ingredients that went in to the pasta is preserved in the final product.
Gigli takes its name from its shape (like the flower of a Lily) which is the emblem of the city of Florence that lays claim to having created it. Gigli are shaped using a bronze die to give the pasta the perfect consistency to soak up sauce and this variety is made with the ancient unmodified wheat Senatore Cappelli.
The taste of pasta made with Senatore Cappelli wheat is aromatic and persistent and it leaves a flavour in the mouth like an echo, similar to eating freshly baked warm bread.
Pasta made with Senatore Cappelli wheat is typical of craftsmanship as it cannot withstand modern industrial methods as it takes longer to blend the dough and to dry out. Even a poor pasta can be made to taste good and al dente, but has poor nutritional value whereas pasta made with Senatore Cappelli has lower levels of gluten and sugar compared to other hard grains and retains a high protein content. The presence of beneficial trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc, vitamin B and vitamin E are also higher than in other mass produced pasta.