EDEN Spelt Flour is family farm organic spelt wheat, small batch milled at Eden's organic, AIB rated Superior, mill. For delicious whole grain pasta, sauces and gravies, and all baking needs including bread, pizza dough, cakes, muffins, tarts, and cookies.
This ancient grain is not a modernized wheat. Spelt has a strong hull that clings to the grain and is difficult to remove with thrashing machines. This hull is a great asset, protecting the grain from insects and pollutants, while helping retain nutrients, moisture, and freshness during storage. Spelt requires very little soil nitrogen to grow well, and naturally tend to choke out weeds. An ideal crop for organic agriculture.
The twelfth century healer St. Hildegard von Bingen 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." She believed spelt was "the easiest to digest of all grain." EU studies have reconfirmed what St. Hildegard knew, spelt is easier to digest than other grain.
A significant quality of spelt is that it is allergy friendly. Although it does contain some gluten, it is different than modern wheat. The gluten in spelt is highly water soluble, and much easier to digest for those with allergies to modern wheat. Research has found, as with kamut, spelt can be an excellent substitute for modern wheat for those with allergies.
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University say, "Whole grains regulates blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates to sugar. In fact, low-glycemic index foods such as whole grains reduce hunger and can help to control weight." Agriculture Research Service's study of more than 2,000 people concluded, "at least three or more servings of whole grain foods 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 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." FDA states, "Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors." Organic EDEN Spelt Wheat Flour is 100% whole grain, low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, and an excellent source of fiber. Also, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." EDEN Spelt Wheat Flour is an excellent source of thiamin B1 and magnesium, and a good source iron, protein, niacin B3, and zinc.