Organic Hulled Einkorn
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Our organic hulled einkorn is the oldest wheat known to scientists, and is considered man's first wheat. The term einkorn is derived from the German language and interpreted to mean "single grain". Einkorn wheat is known in taxonomy as either "Triticum boeoticum" (wild wheat), or "Triticum monococcum" (domesticated species). This einkorn has just the inedible hulled removed, you can cook it as is or mill it into fresh flour.
Einkorn is the most primitive form of wheat on Earth. It contains only 14 chromosomes, whereas modern wheat contains 42. Einkorn does not have the D chromosome, which seems to be connected with wheat intolerance in many humans. It is said to be easier to digest and contains more protein and anti-oxidants than modern wheat.
Along with Triticum dicoccum (emmer wheat), einkorn wheat is recognised among the forms of wheat that were first cultivated by humans. Grains of the wild form were traced back to tens of thousands of years ago, and the first domestication of wild einkorn was recorded approximately around 7500 BC. It is believed to originate from the fertile areas of the Tigris-Euphrates regions. The origination of the wheat is believed to be a result of crossing the Triticum speltoides (wheat grass) and Triticum monococcum (domesticated wheat) naturally.
Locally grown in Canada, buying our organic hulled einkorn encourages local farmers and reduces pollution from long-distance transportation.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.