Eden Organic Spelt Flakes are Michigan family organic whole grain spelt. An easy and quick way to experience a unique and delicious ancient grain. 100% whole grain.
Eden Organic Spelt Flakes are roasted and rolled in Nebraska. Whole grain spelt is sprayed with filtered deep well water and and gas flame roasted in a ceramic kiln.Immediately after roasting the grain is rolled into flakes that are packaged at Eden's AIB 'Superior' rated facility in one pound nitrogen flushed, reclosable, standing pouches.
Spelt Triticum spelta is an ancient, distant relative of modern wheat first grown about 9,000 years ago in the Fertile Crest area of the Middle East and northern Greece. In Italy it is known as farro, farricello, Zea, and siligo. In Germany it is known as dinkle. Spelt was the staple bread grain of Europe and the Middle East until being displaced by modern hybrid wheat. Spelt is still a major food crop especially in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. The 12th century healer St. Hildegard wrote, "Spelt is the best of grains. It is rich and nourishing and milder than other grains. It produces a strong body and healthy blood for those who eat it and it makes the spirit of man light and cheerful."
Spelt has not been tampered with by plant breeders and is not hybridized. A perfect crop for organic agriculture, its strong hull offers natural protection from insects and pollutants, while retaining nutrients, moisture, and freshness during storage. Known as a 'gentle' grain with a protein structure that is easier to digest, spelt is enjoyed by many who have sensitivity to modern hybridized wheat. However Eden Organic Spelt Flakes are not a wheat free or gluten free food.
Scientists at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University say, "Whole grain helps regulate blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar. In fact, low-glycemic index food such as whole grain reduces hunger and can help to control weight." Scientists at the Agriculture Research Service completed a study of more than 2,000 people concluding, "at least three or more servings of whole grain everyday could reduce the chances of developing metabolic syndrome - a condition marked by a combination of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, poor blood sugar control, low HDL 'good' cholesterol and high blood fats."
According to the FDA, "Diets rich in whole grain and other plant foods, and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers." Also, "Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Spelt Flakes are a good source of fiber, protein, thiamin B1, niacin B3, and magnesium, and an excellent source of manganese.
Eden Organic Spelt Flakes are perfect for quick hot cereal, ready in just minutes. Put them in your oatmeal. Use in muesli, granola, desserts, baked goods, soups, sauces, and more.