The food industry is one of the easiest ways to see the phrase “ You get what you pay for! “ in action. Unfortunately it is one of the most overlooked activities we as people do in our day to day life. Today people are always on the move, working hard, trying to find enough time in the day to already fit their over booked schedules. Typically the time that gets cut into the most is your time to rejuvenate. Hence ”fast food” was created, not only was it quick but it was a value. But what measures value? Is it cost? Or is it cost to quality ratio? In my experience I have seen people who are generally health concience, unfortunatly fall into the over scheduled paradox and end up at a drive thru. We all have ended up in this situation and sacrifice what we know to what we need. Now we are trying to give way to a new healthier option. One where you know the quality of the ingredients and realize the value that you are getting by being transparent. We are a proud company that is proud of our product, that is proud of our ingredients and that is proud of being part of the local economy. We want you to be proud of yourself for making the healthier decision. Our kits are time saving and will fit into a busy schedule. If you can make ramen, you can make our product. It is that easy. Why not have a chef prepared dinner in minutes from quality products you would find at any high end restaurant in the comfort of your own home.
Our Eggs – At Uovo we only use local free range chicken eggs in our egg pastas. The eggs themselves are rich in color and protein. More importantly, the chickens laying the eggs are in a pasture raised enviroment, where they are subjected to eating natural and getting nutrients the way nature intended. In turn, they lay an incredible product.
Our Durum – Durum is the hardest of all wheats. It’s density, combined with its high protein content and gluten strength, make durum the wheat of choice for producing our premium pasta products. Pasta made from durum is firm with consistent cooking quality. Durum kernels are amber-colored and larger than those of other wheat classes. Also unique to durum is its yellow endosperm, which gives pasta its golden hue. North Dakota produces 73% of the U.S. durum crop. Many international and domestic millers prefer North Dakota durum for its color and strong gluten characteristics.
Importance of D.O.P. - Just as Italians classify wine with labels like DOC and DOCG, they also certify high-quality foods from Italy with a similar label: DOP. All of these acronyms can be a bit confusing, but they’re important to know about… they guarantee that what you’re eating is a local Italian delicacy, not an imitation! DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). As the the name suggests, this certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged. And it makes a promise to the consumer: It’s a guarantee that the food was made by local farmers and artisans, using traditional methods. D.O.P. definatly has a higher cost but it is gauranteed quality.