KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat is an ancient grain, guaranteed under the KAMUT® brand to never be hybridized or genetically modified and always organically grown, is prized for its nutrition, ease of digestibility, sweet nutty-buttery taste and firm texture. It is an excellent source of protein, fiber, and many vitamins and is high in minerals including selenium.
Khorasan is a variety of wheat and has gluten. However, many people sensitivite to modern wheat report being able to eat KAMUT® khorasan wheat with no unpleasent consequences to their health and wellbeing. It contains about 250 calories per cup with 7 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. Compared to modern wheat, it is much richer in polyphenols and fatty acids as well as minerals like selenium, which support a healthy immune system. Kamut also offers antioxidant benefits, helping to reduce gut inflammation and reducing pain associated with IBS.
KAMUT® khorasan is an ancient grain that has not been changed through modern breeding programs. Several theories state that it has retained many desirable qualities that have likely been lost or changed through the intensive breeding programs that have significantly altered modern wheat.
Khorasan wheat plant is very distinctive. It is about three times larger than most modern wheat, is elongated with a pronounced “hump” and is uniquely vitreous with a rich golden color.
Most likely originating in Mesopotamia, it is also said that this grain was found in Egyptian tombs. Farmers in Turkey call the grain “Camel’s Tooth” because of its shape. It is also called ¨The Prophet’s Wheat” referring to a legend that says that Noah brought the grain with him on the ark.