Emmer and Fava Bean Sedani

Pastificio Carleschi

Pastificio Carleschi make the best pasta we've eaten, using the stone-ground flour of carefully selected British-grown grains. The bronze die pasta is produced and dried at low temperatures to maintain the flavour and nutrition

We’re absolutely delighted to be offering this pasta, a collaboration with Giovanni Carleschi of Pastificio Carleschi; when pasta meets pulses. From an idea hatched on a crop walk at Wakelyns Agroforestry late in the summer of 2020, to a dark, velvety pasta with the flavour of walnuts and spices the following spring.

Pasta made with fava beans and wheat is common across central and southern Italy, where beans grown well and, when blended with cereal flour, bring extra flavour and nutrition to pasta. Such blends were particularly important in years when the wheat harvest was poor.

In Tuscany and the Marche the preferred shape for fava and wheat flour pasta is tacconi, small squares with ruffled edges. With help from Giovanni of Pastificio Carleschi we've chose sedani rigati, a ridged tube named for it's likeness to celery stems. Without wanting to offend Tuscan traditionalists, we feel it holds a sauce better and lends itself to a wider range of dishes than tacconi. Try it in dishes where you might otherwise use of macaroni or penne, or try using it in place of tacconi in recipes from the Marche or Tuscany.

Emmer (Triticum turgidum subsp. dicoccum) is an ancestor of durum wheat, and, with Einkorn and Spelt, was among the first cereals cultivated in the Fertile Crescent. It has a deliciously nutty flavour and can be eaten as a whole grain (farro) as well as ground into flour. It's ideal for cultivation in low-input farming systems and grows well in poor soils where other cereals struggle.

(You can see our first pasta harvest, on the 1st April 2021, here)

Packed in a plastic-free bag.

  • Cooking time

    8 minutes, al dente.

  • Ingredients

    Emmer (gluten), Fava Bean

    Allergy information

    For allergens see ingredients in bold

  • Typical values Per 100g
    Energy 1453kJ (344kcal)


    of which saturates 0.7g
    Carbohydrate 60.3g
    of which sugars 9.3g
    Fibre 8.5g
    Protein 16.4g
    Salt 0.04g
  • Made in the UK from British-grown grains and beans
    Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
    A source of iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, niacin (vitamin B3), calcium, vitamin E

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