What is “Spelt”?

Spelt (Triticum spelta), also known as dinkel wheat, is a species of grain cultivated since 5000 BC.

Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and as a health food.

In a 100 gram serving, uncooked spelt provides 338 calories and is an excellent source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and numerous dietary minerals (table). Richest nutrient contents include manganese (143% DV), phosphorus (57% DV) and niacin (46% DV). 

As spelt is suitable for baking. In comparison to hard red winter wheat, spelt has a more soluble protein matrix characterized by a higher gliadin:glutenin ratio. Which makes it easier to digest

What Spelt we sell: UrDinkel

UrDinkel guarantees the exclusive use of the old Swiss spelt varieties which have not been crossed with modern wheat.

Our spelt is grown In Germany, in accordance with organic principles.

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