All About Kamut
Find out about KAMUT wheat and how to cook it. Plus recipes for KAMUT bread, pizza, salad, and cereal.
What Is Kamut Wheat?The common name of this ancient grain is Khorasan wheat. Its history is intriguing. Following WWII, a US airman claimed to have taken a handful of this grain from a stone box in a tomb near Dashare, Egypt. Thirty-six kernels of the grain were given to a friend who mailed them to his father, a Montana wheat farmer. The farmer planted and harvested a small crop and displayed the grain as a novelty at the local fair. Believing the legend that the giant grain kernels were taken from an Egyptian tomb, the grain was dubbed King Tut's Wheat. But soon the novelty wore off and this ancient grain was all but forgotten.
In 1977, one remaining jar of King Tut's Wheat was obtained by T. Mack Quinn, another Montana wheat farmer, who with his son Bob, an agricultural scientist and plant biochemist soon perceived the value of this unique grain. They spent the next decade propagating the humped-backed kernels originally selected from the small jar. Their research revealed that wheats of this type originated in the fertile crescent area which runs from Egypt to the Tigris-Euphrates valley. The Quinns [trademarked] the name KAMUT, an ancient Egyptian word for wheat. Egyptologists claim the root meaning is "Soul of the Earth".1
The KAMUT trademark is a guarantee that the grain has never been hybridized or genetically modified, meets strict quality standards and is always organically grown. The KAMUT® trademark protects and preserves the exceptional qualities of this ancient grain for the benefit of all those who are interested in good quality, healthy foods, grown in a sustainable and fair way.
Health Benefits and Nutrition
KAMUT is a good choice if you want to incorporate whole grains into your diet to boost your nutrition. It tops our whole grain comparison charts because it is high in protein, thiamin, niacin, potassium, and zinc. This hearty whole grain is a great source of protein, minerals, and vitamins which contribute to high energy levels, a healthy immune system, and proper muscle and nerve function.
How Does it Taste?
It is less bitter than other types of wheat and because it is more tolerable for people with wheat sensitivity it has been dubbed
the "sweet wheat you can eat!"
How To Cook KAMUT?
3 parts water to 1 part berries (grain). Boil water. Add berries. Return to boil then reduce heat and let simmer 35-45 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Follow the basic cooking instructions under our how to cook section then top with your favorite fruit. Add milk for a thinner texture or yogurt for a creamier texture.
This is one of our best whole grain bread recipes. It makes a light and fluffy loaf of whole grain bread. From start to finish it will take 2 - 3 hours.
This whole grain salad works great as a side-dish with lamb or chicken.
Pizza, pasta, pancakes, and more!
Visit the official website for this type of whole grain for even more recipe ideas!
1. Source for history was www.kamut.com.
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