Soul of the Earth
Kamut® (kuh-MOOT) is an ancient grain native to Egypt and Asia Minor, and is often referred to as King Tut's Wheat. First discovered in the Nile Valley, it was introduced to America by a farmer in Montana in the 1940s, but nearly faded into oblivion until 1977 when Bob Quinn, a 4th generation organic farmer in Montana, remembered seeing King Tut’s Wheat at a county fair in his youth. Mr. Quinn located a single pint of the grain, planted a crop, and named it Kamut, the Egyptian word for wheat meaning Soul of the Earth.
Kamut (Triticum turgidum or T. turanicum) is a rare, non-hybridized ancient grain. It is closely related to spelt, and a distant relative of durum wheat. Its large, plump golden kernels, or 'berries', are about three times the size of modern wheat berries. Not only does this grain have a deliciously nutty flavor, but it also has a higher nutritional value than its modern-day counterparts. Kamut’s dense nutritional profile earns its reputation as high energy food. Many people with intolerance to other wheat find that they can thoroughly enjoy Kamut. According to the International Food Allergy Association (IFAA), "For most wheat sensitive people, Kamut grain can be an excellent substitute for common wheat."
The Eden Difference
Eden Foods offers 8 different varieties of Kamut pasta. Traditionally small
batch crafted at the Eden Organic Pasta Company, EDEN Organic Kamut
Spaghetti, Kamut Elbows, Kamut Spirals, Kamut Vegetable Spirals, Kamut &
Buckwheat Rigatoni, and Twisted Pair Gemelli are each a heart healthy 100%
whole grain food, rich in fiber and protein, beautifully golden, deeply
nourishing, and so smoothly textured that people trying these pastas for the first time can’t believe they’re whole grain.
This Month's Special
Because you're such a valued customer, receive 20% OFF all Kamut Pasta you order. Simply enter the coupon code "KAMUT" when prompted during checkout. Feel free to extend this offer to friends and family.
Offer expires April 30, 2006.
Kamut Spirals w/ Garbanzos,
Olives, and Artichokes
12 oz Eden Organic Kamut Spirals
1/4 cup Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 cup onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, diced
1 cup artichoke hearts, water packed, quartered
1 medium yellow pepper, chopped
2 cups organic vegetable broth, or soup stock
1 cup pitted black olives, drained, whole
15 oz Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained
28 oz Eden Organic Whole Tomatoes w/ Basil, drained, chopped
1/2 tsp Eden Sea Salt, or to taste
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Cook pasta as package directs. While the pasta is cooking, place olive oil, red pepper flakes and onions in a skillet, sauté over medium heat until golden. Add garlic, artichokes, yellow pepper, and sauté until browned. Add broth, olives, garbanzos and tomatoes. Gently simmer 5 minutes. Place drained pasta in a large bowl, pour the sauce over and toss. Season to taste with black pepper and garnish with parsley.
Nutritional Info (Per serving): 425 Calories, 14g Fat (30% calories from fat), 17g Protein, 58g Carbohydrate, 0mg Cholesterol, 501mg Sodium
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