Wensleydale Organic Spelt Grain 500g
In its original form, spelt has a light reddish-brown color and a nutty flavor. Despite it being a whole grain, it does not produce heavy products. Instead, it has a light and airy texture, similar to wheat.
An ancient grain, spelt is a member of the same family as wheat, barley, and rye. In fact, spelt has been cultivated by farmers since the Bronze Age. With the rise of industrial agriculture and efficient farming, wheat has become our grain of choice. However, spelt is resurfacing as a go-to health food.
Like its family members, spelt contains gluten, which is a protein that essentially acts like a glue to hold food, like bread, together. The gluten in spelt flour is a little more delicate than wheat gluten, so you want to pay special attention when using spelt in your cooking and baking. It's important to know that spelt is not a gluten-free flour, and it may cause discomfort or allergic reactions in those who have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
This grain is also more water-soluble than wheat, which makes it easier for the body to digest. Due to the many minerals and vitamins spelt contains, it can help regulate metabolism, increase circulation, improve the immune system, lower blood sugar, and reduce bad cholesterol levels.
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