Grain Place Foods offers the following Kamut® KHORASAN Wheat products:
An ancient relative of durum wheat, Kamut® – an early Egyptian word for wheat – has a history rich in myth. One popular story is that an American airman was given a few grains taken from a stone box in an Egyptian tomb following WWII. Some of these found their way to a Montana farmer, who was able to grow the grain as a novelty crop. In 1977 another Montana wheat farmer, T. Mack Quinn and his agricultural scientist son obtained a jar of the wheat relative and continued its development. They recognized the value of the crop and coined the trade name “Kamut.” It is similar (many claim superior) in flavor and texture to regular wheat, considered easier to digest, and is used successfully as a wheat substitute.
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Kamut® Khorasan Wheat
Kamut® Khorasan wheat is two to three times the size of common wheat, similar in texture to common wheat, but contains 20-40% more protein and a more digestible form of gluten. Use it as you would common wheat; grind into flour, or use the cooked Kamut® Korasan wheat in casseroles, soups, or as a side dish like rice.
Rolled Kamut® Khorasan Wheat
Rolled Kamut® Khorasan wheat contains 20-40% more protein than common rolled wheat, and can be used as other rolled grains – as a breakfast cereal or in baked goods, or as an interesting addition to other recipes. Grain Place Rolled Kamut® Khorasan wheat is processed in a way that increases digestibility, while retaining nutrients and improving storage quality.
Kamut® Khorasan Wheat Flour
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Although Kamut® contains less gluten than regular wheat, it is not gluten free and is not suitable for people with celiac disease. Kamut® is processed on the same equipment on which common wheat, barley and soybeans are processed, and handled in the same plant that handles sesame seeds and peanuts.