La reintroduzione del grano monococco (Triticum monococcum L)in Sicilia: risultati di un'analisi preliminare delle caratteristiche agronomiche e qualitative di tre genotipi.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherpeer-review


[automatically translated] Einkorn wheat (einkorn wheat L.), known as "einkorn", is a diploid species with A genome (2n = 2x = 14), whose kernels, even after threshing, they have covered by glumes. Along with emmer and barley, from the Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age (900 BC), was the basis of the populations of the Mediterranean diet, only to be replaced by more productive spelled (T. dicoccum) and then completely forgotten. The increasing consumption of foods with high dietary and nutritional characteristics, combined with the possibility of introducing in the Sicilian panorama of a cereal crop never experienced before, directed us in the realization of a specific project on agronomic characterization, technological and nutrition of this species. Agronomic characterization, conducted by traditional methods have been set up an experimental trial with three genotypes of einkorn wheat (Monlis, ID331 and Stendhal) and two demonstration fields for cultivation of Monlis genotype. The technological characterization, conducted to evaluate the processing suitability of the flours obtained from these varieties, focused on the analysis alveografica and farinograph, the index analysis of gluten and the determination of the fall. The dietary-nutritional characterization was based on the determination of different components. Specifically, the protein content of the varieties of einkorn and the ash content was found to be higher than that of the varieties of soft wheat and durum wheat compared,
Original languageItalian
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Cite this