Kamut- the ancient grain with a new popularity
Kamut is known as the "high energy" wheat. Originating and once popular all across the fertile crescent of the Middle East during the time of the Pharoahs, Khorosan Wheat derives its name from the ancient province of Khorosan, and was nearly lost in the sands of time until it was rediscovered in modern times. Kamut is thousands of years old and its history is elusive -- possibly by being brought to America by a tomb raider in the 1960’s or discovered at an open air market in Cairo. Kamut was trademarked in order to preserve its integrity in its original form and to guarantee that it meets certain standards such as it must always be grown organically.
A member of the wheat family, Kamut brand Khorasan Wheat is also high in protein, rich in fiber, and cholesterol-free. Kamut brand Khorasan wheat is also packed with essential minerals such as niacin, manganese, and magnesium. Our organic Kamut wheat is now grown in the Western US, and has a delicately sweet and nutty flavor.
The Many Uses of Kamut:
Used in the same way as Wheat Berries and Farro, you can start your day with a hearty hot Kamut breakfast cereal. It also makes a savory addition to soups and stews, a delicious pasta noontime snack or a healthy base for salads. Kamut’s smooth texture and nutty, buttery flavor and its inherent sweetness adds a delicious flavor to breads, pancakes, cereals, cookies, waffles, baked goods, pastas, and drinks.
Kamut contains an array of essential vitamins and minerals and boasts a broad nutritional profile:
- high in protein
- rich in magnesium
- rich in zinc
- amino acids
- percentage of lipids – "high energy grain" – more energy than carbohydrates