Einkorn is an ancient cereal that is more difficult to process and yields less than today's hybrid wheat, but its nutritional properties are many times better. Also, unlike modern wheat, einkorn is not susceptible to chemical treatment and it can not force it to grow faster or in larger quantities. On the other hand, it does not absorb harmful elements from the soil (such as heavy metals), so even if it is grown in contaminated soil, it will not affect it or make it harmful.
Like other types of wheat, once einkorn is ground into flour, its application is enormous. Any dish that you prepare with plain wheat or other flour can be prepared with einkorn flour - so not only will the taste remain almost the same, but the dish will be much more useful for the whole family. This includes: einkorn bread or confectionery as a substitute for half the wheat flour content in your recipes or as a thickening sauce.
- HEALTH BENEFITS:
Einkorn is rich in vitamins A, B and E, proteins and minerals - zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus. It contains more protein than common wheat, but gluten is minimal. Consumption of foods containing soluble fiber, such as einkorn, lowers blood cholesterol levels. Increases blood circulation and helps maintain constant blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. The specific soluble carbohydrates (mucopolysaccharides) contained in it have the ability to strengthen the immune system. They are essential for proper digestion, help to facilitate bowel movements.