Saturday, July 3, 2010

Is Triticum Monococcum (Einkorn) a Safe Wheat for those with Celiac Disease?

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 Triticum monococcum wheat is also known as Einkorn wheat and small spelt, but do not confuse it with common spelt which is not the same thing. Einkorn is the oldest and most primitive cultivated wheat, and recent studies have shown that it appears to lack gliadin toxicity and may be a safe wheat alternative for those with celiac disease. In the most recent study the researchers conclude that data show a lack of toxicity of triticum monococcum gliadin in an in vitro organ culture system, suggesting new dietary opportunities for celiac patients. If this is the case it appears that this grain is non-toxic to those with celiac disease."
Is Triticum Monococcum (Einkorn) a Safe Wheat for those with Celiac Disease?:


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