EDEN Organic Kamut Wheat Flour is Montana family organically grown Khorasan (kamut) wheat, small batch, freshly milled at Eden's organic, AIB rated Superior, mill. This 100% whole grain flour makes exceptionally smooth pasta and is perfect for bread, pizza dough, biscuits, cakes, muffins, tarts, and cookies. Its rich, buttery flavor makes delicious sauces and gravies.
Khorasan Triticum turgidum spp. >turanicum is ancient wheat native to Asia Minor and Egypt. It is named Khorasan after the largest province in Persia in its northeast region where it once dominated agriculture. Khorasan in Persian means 'place of the sun.' Other common names are Kamut trademarked in 1990, Camel's Tooth, Oriental, Prophet's, or King Tut's wheat. Introduced to the U.S.A. in Montana in 1949, its golden grains are three times the size of modern wheat. It has the highest protein of all wheat, is closely related to the ancient grain spelt, and is a relative of durum wheat. Organic EDEN Kamut Wheat Flour is not wheat free or gluten free. However, because its protein is easier to digest, those sensitive to modern wheat often enjoy it.
USDA's Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University say, "Whole grain regulates blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates to sugar. In fact, low-glycemic index food such as whole grain reduces hunger and can help to control weight." Agriculture Research Service completed a study of more than 2,000 people concluding, "at least three or more servings of whole grain daily 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." Also, "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." EDEN Organic Kamut Wheat Flour is low fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, and sodium free. It is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of fiber, protein, iron, thiamin B1, niacin B3, and magnesium.