Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Wholegrain Spelt

Spelt is also known as dinkel wheat or hulled wheat. It is a species of wheat cultivated since 5000 BC. It has traditionally been cultivated as the staple grain in Central Europe and Northern Spain.

Nutritional Benefits Of Wholegrain Spelt

Spelt contains gluten making it unsuitable for those with gluten allergies or sensitivities, but highly suitable for baking when in flour form. It consists of more than 70% carbohydrates, of which 11% is dietary fiber, has higher soluble protein, manganese and niacin than ordinary winter wheat.

Where Is Spelt From?

Spelt is a traditional grain of Central and Northern Europe, where it is still commercially grown today. Spelt in South Africa is generally shipped from Germany.

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What Recipes Is Spelt Used in?

Spelt can be used as a substitute for any grain-based meal. It cooks similarly to barley and forms a wholesome grain base. Splet also makes delicious porridge dishes and is easy to sprout, making delicious salad sprouts and microgreens.

Recipes Using Wholegrain Spelt

Growing Your Own Sprouts And Microgreens

By Roxanne | Aug 29, 2019

Microgreens and sprouts are incredibly easy to grow and highly nutritious. Although the words ‘microgreens’ and ‘sprouts’ are often used interchangeably they are quite different. Sprouts are grown without soil and the whole plant that emerges (including the seed husk and any roots) is added to your dish or meal. Microgreens are grown in soil…

Power-House Bean Salad With Raisins And Grains

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

For those that like leaf-less salads this is a must. So easy to make with a unique sweet taste, this salad is the perfect salad for braais, light meals or side dishes. Beans in a salad add the punch of protein and nutrients, with a filling texture, while the surprise sweetness of the raisins means…