DetailsSicily, the breadbasket of Italy, possesses optimal conditions for growing durum wheat - plenty of sun and a volcanic soil. To make pasta, the grain is milled with the germ and the outer layers in the traditional Italian way. After shaping, the pasta is gently dried at a low temperature. Wholegrain pasta is distinctive for its particularly savoury taste. The dark colour is caused by the high bran content (from the outer layers of the whole grain).