Kamut is the ancient Egyptian word for wheat and is known as one of the ‘ancient grains’.
Even though Kamut is very closely related to wheat, many people who are wheat intolerant can eat Kamut with no problems – try something different.
Healthy high energy grain with elevated levels of vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Zinc. Pantothenic acid, Copper and Complex carbohydrates.
- Tolerated by more than 60% of people allergic to wheat
- Lower in fibre than wheat
- Great unique buttery flavour
Nutrition and Health Benefits of Kamut
- Lower allergenic response to those with demonstrated wheat sensitivity (not appropriate for those with celiac disease).
- Protein content is up to 40% higher than the national wheat average.
- ‘High energy grain’ as a result of greater quantities of lipids and all the major fatty acids in this grain when compared to other wheats.
- Rich in B group vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6) – needed for energy release in the body.
- A source of flavonoids, known for their antioxidant health properties. Contains significantly more of the natural antioxidant selenium and is 30% higher in vitamin E than regular wheat.
- The grain is highly water soluble which allows vitamins and minerals to be absorbed quickly by the body.
- Low glycaemic index.