Thursday, July 22, 2010

EINKORN WHEAT - History, Nutritional Facts, Recipes, Gluten-Free Alternatives, and Where to Buy Einkorn

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 "Here are seven fun facts I learned about the nutritional content and health benefits of einkorn wheat:

  1. Wheat gluten studies have found einkorn wheat may be non-toxic to suffers of gluten intolerance and celiacs disease
  2. Einkorn wheat has 14 chromosomes while modern wheats have 42 (Friendly to the body’s digestive system)
  3. Einkorn contains 3 to 4 times more beta-carotene than modern wheats (Boosts immunity, helps prevent cancer and heart disease)
  4. Einkorn contains 35 times more Vitamin A than modern wheats (Healthy eyes, reproductive organs and prevention of many cancers)
  5. Einkorn contains 3 to 4 times more lutein than modern wheats (Prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts)
  6. Einkorn contains 4-5 times more riboflavin than modern wheats (Used by the body to create energy and is an antioxidant that slows aging)
  7.  Einkorn is a “hulled” wheat, whereas modern wheats are not. The hull can protect the grain from stray chemical contamination and insects making it an easier grain to grow ORGANICALLY!"

EINKORN WHEAT - History, Nutritional Facts, Recipes, Gluten-Free Alternatives, and Where to Buy Einkorn:

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