Savor the whole grain goodness of spelt, an ancient relative of modern-day wheat. Spelt has never been hybridized, so it has retained many of its original characteristics from antiquity, including complex flavor and whole-grain nutrition.
Spelt is an ancient relative of durum wheat that originated in the Near East over 8,000 years ago. This heirloom grain later spread throughout Europe, becoming especially popular in Germany, where it was farmed throughout the Middle Ages. With a chewy texture and sweet, nutlike flavor, spelt is a great grain for hot cereal or to use in place of rice for pilaf, soup or cold salads. It digests easily and is a good source of iron.
Keeps best refrigerated or frozen
Basic Cooking Instructions
For best results, soak 1 cup spelt in water overnight, then drain. Bring 3 cups water or stock to a boil in a pot. Add spelt; cover, reduce heat and simmer until grains are chewy, about 40-60 minutes (65-80 minutes if grains were not soaked). Drain excess liquid. Makes 4 servings (2 1/4 cups).
Organic whole grain spelt (wheat)
Manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts, soy, wheat and milk.