The wheat we eat today, is it the good stuff as we know it?
Considering the fact that Einkorn is the most genetically primitive and ancient form of cultivated wheat, its very different from the wheat we eat today. What’s more, many people say Einkorn is tastier than modern forms of wheat!
- Einkorn has a higher percentage of protein than modern red wheats and is considered more nutritious because it has also higher levels of fat, phosphorus, potassium, pyridoxine, and beta-carotene.
- Einkorn wheat can be digested better than most foods. The low content of gluten in Einkorn makes it easier to digest than modern wheat.
- An improvement in digestion means that nutrients are better absorbed, ensuring that you have no tummy problems after consuming a delicious dish cooked with einkorn flour.
So why did we stop producing Einkorn?
What caused the plant to change? Wheat was considered a boon to civilization, what can we do to bring it back to it’s glory?
What diet can we follow that replaces wheat for us??