Einkorn wheat is an ancient grain that was grown by farmers more than 5,000 years ago, and many consider it to be more nutritious than modern wheat, with higher protein, vitamin B6 and potassium contents. Those with mild sensitivities to gluten may have luck eating this ancient grain as berries or ground into flour because it contains a different genome of gluten than modern wheat, and of all wheat varieties (including spelt and emmer, also ancient grains) it has been least modified by selective breeding over the millennia (note: einkorn wheat is not genetically engineered—a completely different process from selective breeding).
Even though is not enough peer-reviewed science to verify these claims, we at Farmer Direct believe that not only is it important to restore ancient grains to people’s diets, but that we have a responsibility to grow them using responsible farming practices in high-quality soil. Our farmer-owners pay meticulous attention to soil nutrition, and they rotate their crops in order to ensure the land that passes to the next generation is in better condition than when they received it.
Einkorn berries are also known as “farro”; however, farro, an Italian word, also encompasses spelt and emmer. So if you see farro on a menu, you may or may not be eating einkorn.
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