Einkorn wheat is an ancient grain, that was grown thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East. Ancient grains like Einkorn ,Spelt, and Emmer are known as farro wheat. These are the grains that were around during Biblical times.
Ancient Grains are much higher in protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber than modern wheat.
Modern wheat or dwarf wheat is a hybrid genetically modified mix of many different types of grasses and wheat. It was Hybridized on purpose in order to increase gluten content. More gluten means that bakers can use less flour, yet still get a big loaf. Modern wheat was hybridized to such an extent that it's barely wheat, perhaps a distant relative.
Bread made with ancient grains has high nutritional content and anti-inflammatory properties. Whereas modern wheat causes inflammation and allergies.
Einkorn Flour Nutrient powerhouse
Einkorn vs Modern Wheat
Ancient grains like Einkorn have anti-inflammatory properties. Modern wheat causes inflammation and allergic reactions.
Einkorn flour has a number of differences from other wheat flours. These differences include:
- Einkorn wheat has 14 chromosomes while modern wheats have 42 (Friendly to the body’s digestive system)
- Lower gluten content: Einkorn flour has a lower gluten content than modern wheat. This makes it a good choice for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Higher nutritional value: Einkorn flour is higher in protein, fiber, and nutrients than other wheat flours.
Nutritional Benefits of Einkorn
Einkorn is a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is particularly high in the following nutrients:
- Einkorn contains 3 to 4 times more beta-carotene than modern wheats (Boosts immunity, helps prevent cancer and heart disease)
- Einkorn contains 2 times more Vitamin A (retinol equivalent) than modern wheats (Healthy eyes, reproductive organs and prevention of many cancers)
- Einkorn contains 3 to 4 times more lutein than modern wheats (Prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts)
- Einkorn contains 4-5 times more riboflavin than modern wheats (Used by the body to create energy and is an antioxidant that slows aging)
- Protein: Einkorn contains about 12% protein, which is higher than most other grains.
- Fiber: Einkorn is a good source of dietary fiber, which can help to regulate digestion and promote heart health.
- Vitamins: Einkorn is a good source of vitamins B1, B3, and B6. These vitamins are important for energy production, metabolism, and nerve function.
- Minerals: Einkorn is a good source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. These minerals are important for blood health, bone health, and energy production.
Top Benefits of Einkorn Flour
- May help with weight loss: Einkorn flour is high in protein and fiber, which can help to promote weight loss.
- May improve gut health: The high fiber content in einkorn flour can help to improve gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
- May help reduce the risk of allergies and diseases: Einkorn flour is a good choice for people with allergies or autoimmune diseases, as it is less likely to trigger an immune response.
- May be easier to digest: The lower gluten content in einkorn flour makes it easier to digest for some people.
- Has a good taste and texture: Einkorn flour has a slightly sweet flavor and a coarser texture that can be appealing to some people.
Einkorn is a nutrient-rich ancient grain that offers many health benefits. It is a good choice for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Einkorn flour can be used in place of other wheat flours in most recipes.
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious way to add more whole grains to your diet, einkorn flour is a great option.
Joseph's Organic Bakery
Joseph's Organic Bakery is devoted to baking ancient grain breads made with non-GMO, non-hybridized grains like Einkorn and Kamut. Prepared in a unique way and Fermented, each loaf contains the maximum amount of vitamins minerals probiotics and fiber.
WE NEVER USE GUMS, ADDITIVES, DOUGH CONDITIONERS, OR EMULSIFIERS IN ANY OF OUR BAKED GOODS.
We go a step further and grind our own flour to ensure that absolutely nothing is added or taken out of the grain.
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