Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adding Kamut to your diet!

The name "kamut" (pronounced: ka-moo) comes from the ancient Egyptian word for "wheat". Kamut is a variety of high-protein wheat that has never been hybridized. Kamut's kernels are two to three times the size of most wheat. Not only does this grain have a deliciously nutty or buttery flavor it is a chewy grain, if you eat it as a cereal.

Kamut has 30% higher protein than wheat. It is richer in magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E. Kamut contains gluten but many wheat sensitive people eat it without reaction.

This is a grain that you can grind like wheat or spelt to make a regular loaf of bread. This is a great grain for those with wheat sensitivity. In fact, you might want to incorporate this grain in your rotation of bread making. Rotate making batches of bread with these three grains (spelt, wheat, kamut) This way you can inhibit building allergies to wheat!

Nutrition Facts for 1/4 cup Kamut:
Calories 160
Total Fat 1 g
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 5 g
Iron 8 %

Using your Nutri Mill Grain grinder will help you to frugally enhance your family's diet with this wonderful grain! My grain grinder has helped to make all my baked goods taste so much better with the fresh flour. I would encourage you to begin today milling your own fresh flour! You will be amazed at how much better your baked goods will taste with all the great nutrition these grains add to your food.

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