Where does durum come from? 

Durum is an offspring of emmer. And a popular one at that! It is one of the most widely cultivated wheats, especially popular in the Mediterranean. 

What are durum’s best qualities? 

Durum has a loose hull that comes off at harvest, so that’s a plus.  

Also, durum is a hard and robust grain with a high protein content, which is great for making pizza dough and pasta. 

What is durum semolina?

Semolina is the coarsely milled endosperm of a durum grain. It has a texture that is very similar to fine cornmeal. 

Why is durum yellow-ish?

Due to carotenoids in the endosperm.