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Are farro and spelt the same thing?

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

asked about 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 5 years ago

No, they are not. See this photo of a farro and mushroom salad.

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added about 5 years ago

so what the hell is spelt?--furious in brooklyn

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added almost 5 years ago

I have made recipes with both and can verify that they are very different. Farro is more sweet. I think of it as a nutty grain kind of like quinoa. Spelt does not have the sweetness to me.


Picture on the left is farro. Picture on the right is spelt:

http://www.thekitchn.com...