50% SALE: Trachanas from Glykovrisi, Lakonia (16 oz)


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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

See Recipe

Pumpkin-Carrot Soup with Trahana and Graviera

See Recipe

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Linda K.
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Delicious Trachanas

The Trachanas is a new food to me and I found it delicious!

Linda D.
United States

I don't know yet because it is a new food to me and I'm not sure what to do with it. There are no instructions or suggestions on the label.

Kathleen H.
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Excellent Trahana

I enjoyed making Trahana soup. I hadn’t had it since I was a child. The taste is excellent, brought back a lot of good memories

Eric B.
United States
Greek Cereal

A traditional food that works as a cereal but goes beyond.

Carol F.
United States

I loved this unique quick cooking pasta alternative and made Diane's recipe with it and eggplant which was delicious. However, the second time I cooked the trachanas in chicken stock with minced garlic, parsley, dill and thyme. I cooked it a little too long causing it to soften too much but what I got was a delicious quick soup that was hearty and very much a comfort meal for a rainy day!