- What is Spelt?
Spelt is a nutritious ancient grain, which is part of the wheat family. Spelt grain gives a similar appearance to wheat however it has a darker, tougher outer husk.
- Why should I use Spelt?
Spelt grain has a delicious nutty flavour, which makes a great ingredient in cooking and baking. It is highly nutritious, being naturally higher in protein and fibre compared to modern/commercial wheat. It still contains gluten, however its high fibre and protein qualities make it much easier to digest than commercial wheat, and therefore can also be a good alternative for some wheat intolerant people
- How can I use Spelt?
Spelt can be used in a few different forms including the whole grain, the grain milled into a flour, the grain rolled into flakes or puffed.
Whole Spelt Grain (also referred to as spelt berries) can be prepared and enjoyed like rice. Try adding it to a salad, pilaf, or enjoy it with a curry or vegetables. The grain is also suitable for home milling.
Spelt Flour can be used as a great substitute for common wheat flour to make bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, waffles and more! Spelt is more water-soluble than wheat, so when used in baking you may need less liquid than you would using regular wheat flour.
Wholegrain Rolled Spelt can be used anywhere you might use rolled oats, such as for making porridge or in baking or desserts.
Organic Puffed Spelt is a lovely, light cereal that can be added to mueslis or cereal blends for breakfast.