3 12, 2018

Ancient Grains

Ancient Grains What are Ancient Grains? Ancient grains is an umbrella term for grains and pseudocereals not bred or genetically manipulated for many centuries. Consumer interest in “natural” and non-hybridized grains and cereals continues fueling demand for these grains.2 Some producers in the Americas eschew the “ancient” label since these grains have been [...]

29 10, 2018


Emmer What is Emmer? Emmer (Triticum dicoccon) is an ancient wheat  and an ancestor of modern durum.1 Similar to einkorn (Triticum monococcum) and spelt (Triticum spelta), emmer is known as a ‘hulled’ grain because it retains its hull during harvest. Emmer is also a tetraploid species, containing 2n=28 chromosomes. Emmer wheat is [...]

23 04, 2018


Einkorn What is Einkorn? Einkorn (Triticum monococcum) is a grain that has a single kernel per spikelet.1 Preferred over wheat due to its higher nutritional value, it can be ground into flour and used in bread making and other baked goods. It  is a close relative to wheat and durum. Unlike wheat, [...]


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