Spelt (Triticum Aestivum Spelt) is a shiny, dark, rice shaped grain. When cooked, Spelt has a texture reminiscent of rice, a sweet, nutty flavor and firm chewy texture. An ancient relative of wheat, it was grown in the ancient near East over 9000 years ago. Very popular in Europe, it's recently coming to the attention of Americans. In Switzerland, Austria and Germany, it's called Dinkle and in Central Italy it's called Farro. Spelt has superior qualities to Wheat. It cooks in less liquid, in less time, and is more easily digested. Spelt is also often an option for individuals with Wheat allergies.
Spelt Flour can be substituted for Wheat Flour in baked goods. Spelt does not bake like Wheat. When baking, mix times may nota exceed 4-1/2 min. at medium speed or Gluten will break down and the loaf will not rise. When baking Spelt instead of Wheat use about 25 less water.
You can buy this grain in different bulk amounts. Please use the drop down menu to select the bulk size of grain that you would like. The price listed is in addition to the base price for the bulk grain. For example if it says 10 lbs bulk +$24, you should add an additional $24 to the bulk grain amount.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 April, 2008.