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Pangkarra is proudly a family owned and operated business, based in the Clare Valley, South Australia.

For five generations, our family has produced quality cereals and legumes, as well as export hay.

Today, we also produce fine food products, including premium wholegrain dry pasta, stone milled wholegrain durum flour, wholegrain lavosh, and gluten free pasta. More recently, Pangkarra Foods have launched cooked chickpeas in a pouch, as well as three delicious snack packs comprising of roasted chickpeas, faba beans and broad beans. Our products are made from grain and legumes grown on our farm, using sustainable farming methods incorporating organic fertilisers. The flour is milled using traditional stone milling methods to maintain the integrity of the wholegrains. The pasta is dried slowly on racks at a consistent  low temperature, the way traditional pasta is made, which ensures the product’s nutritional qualities are protected.

The result - delicious products, made from 100% natural ingredients. Pangkarra products are high in fibre, low in fat, low GI, and are an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

We believe in quality through every step of the supply chain, which starts at the farm and continues through to the finished product.

 

Our Name

Pangkarra is an Aboriginal word, which is of great significance to the Kaurna people (the traditional owners of the land around the Adelaide Plains). Pangkarra means ‘a district or tract of country belonging to an individual, which he inherits from his father’.*

The land is central within Aboriginal cultures, as it is to our family and our farming practices. Such characteristics as climate, soil, rainfall, geography, water, and sunshine all affect the quality of a crop and yield production.

The passing down of land from generation to generation, as well as the elements of the land, are values that make the meaning of Pangkarra significant to the Kaurna people, and also to our family.

 

* Dr Rob Amery, Manager and Linguist, Mobile Language Team.
Department: Linguistics, School of Humanities.
The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005