Trachanas from Glykovrisi, Lakonia (16 oz)



Trahana (TRAH hah nah) is one of the world’s most ancient foods, a nutritious grain product that originated as a way to preserve milk. This quick and easy comfort food is still a favorite among the Greeks. With a soft creamy texture, it is nutritious, sating and delicious. This ancient “fast food” is also extremely versatile for any meal of the day as either a main dish or an accompaniment to a wide variety of foods. See "How to Enjoy" below for cooking suggestions.

Trahana is made from an ancient recipe that combines wheat with yogurt or buttermilk. It's cooked and sun-dried, resulting in tiny pasta-like pebbles ready for quick meal preparation. Our trahana is the sour variety. Tangy and delectable, it is made by a small family business in Glykovrisi, Lakonia, near the ancient city of Sparta. We chose it for its complex, rich, earthy flavor and almost umami quality. 

See "Recipe Ideas" below for cooking and serving suggestions.

Ingredients: Semolina (67.86%), Flour (21.59%), Eggs (6.65%), Milk (2.09%), Salt (1.81%)

Serving size – 85 g




Total Fat

3.92 g

Saturated fat

0.85 g


1.7 mg

Total Carbohydrate

51.62 g

Dietary Fiber

2.6 g

Total Sugars

1.7 g


11.65 g

Recipe Ideas

To prepare trahana, just combine broth (or water) in a ratio of approximately 6:1 to trahana. Let it simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can adjust the water or time to achieve either a soup-like, or thicker, porridge-like consistency. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal like oatmeal plain or paired with Greek yogurt and/or honey. It is also delicious with fried eggs. As a meal by itself, you can add ingredients like tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic and other vegetables or just a drizzle one of our Greek olive oils and a sprinkling of feta cheese and black pepper. Prepared thicker, its pleasing savory earthy flavor is an excellent accompaniment for a variety of meat dishes in place of other starches like rice, mashed potatoes or polenta.

Tomatoes Stuffed with Trahana

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Pumpkin-Carrot Soup with Trahana and Graviera

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Dorothy G.
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Comfort food

it brings back memories of eating trachana in my mothers kitchen .

Maryann B.
United States United States

Great! I use it in my soups and stews. Adds great flavor.

Lia K.
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I made soup with the trachanas and it was delicious, so I ordered more. Highly recommend it .

Lawrence M.
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Have not had it.

Have not had it.

Joan T.
United States United States
Rich and tasty grain, different hard-to-describe taste

Versatile as cereal, soup or rice/pasta alternative. Rich taste, filling grain dish.