ORGANIC EMMER FARRO, kernels
Origin: Canada / USA
Production: unprocessed, whole kernel
Known as the second oldest of the ancient grains (1st Einkorn, 2nd Emmer, 3rd Spelt and 4th Khorasan), Emmer is said to have first been domesticated in the Middle East up to 8000 years ago, giving rise to all durum wheat.
Qualities: Emmer is a good source of fiber, protein, magnesium, B vitamins, and vitamins A, C, and E. It is easily digested due to its simple makeup and high solubility in water
- Milled into a superb whole wheat flour often used to make pasta or in loaves of bread, scones, and cookies. Please note, Emmer is unlike working with modern wheat flours in that the gluten is different. As the protein structure of wheat has changed throughout the course of time, the high content of gluten in modern wheat allows for its elasticity and high rise. Working with ancient grain dough, such as Emmer means it is not as elastic and breaks down faster. Generally, less kneading is better to preserve the proteins of the dough.
- Flaked, it can be cooked into a fresh porridge or use it in your favorite fruit crisp topping, muesli, granola or dessert bars
- Sprouted, you can enjoy the whole kernels in a raw, high fiber breakfast cereal by soaking grains overnight or 10-12 hrs in the refrigerator. This has the added benefit of activating the seed enzymes, making the grain more digestible and nutritious. You can sprout them further and sprinkle on salads, sandwiches, or juice into smoothies.
- Boiled or pressure cooked it serves a delightful, chewy, and versatile rice substitute or in soups, salads, risottos, and fillings. As with any of the wheat berries, if you pre-soak cooking time can be reduced. To cook, bring two parts water to one part (rinsed) Emmer kernels to a boil and simmer 35 minutes for a firmer "Al Dente" texture or 45-60 minutes for a softer texture. Drain and enjoy!
Storage: keeps well in a sealed container in a cool, dry, and dark location
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.