Spelt fibre powder GreenField

SPELT FIBRE

Organic spelt fibre is 100% natural dietary fibre without chemical treatment.  The fibre powder is produced from husk spelt and has more than 70% fibre content. Spelt grain is type of ancient wheat grain. The fibre powder is available in standard granulation with particles size around 20 microns.

All our fibres were designed for the fast growing market of food producers who create healthy natural products with “high fibre” claim according to EU regulation. The claim that food is high in fibre may only be used where the product contains at least 6g of dietary fibre per 100g of the final product.

Spelt, commonly known also as spelled wheat, is a subspecies of common wheat. Scientific name of spelt grain is Triticum spelta. Ancient grains like spelt are claimed to be more nutritious and healthier than modern wheat grains. For example, the mineral content of spelt grain is higher than wheat grain. Spelt grain contains more manganese, copper and zinc.

Content of fibre in organic spelt fibre powder

The spelt was most valued in antiquity by the Israelites, Germans and Romans. In Rome, spelled grain was considered as an energy-boosting and strength-enhancing food. That’s why it was served to gladiators and sports games players. In Greece, spelt was considered as a gift from the god Demetrius. Moreover in the 12th century, the abbess of the Benedictine monastery, the valued German mystic and healer – Hildegard of Bingen – promoted the healing properties of the spelt. She believed that spelled wheat purifies the blood, gives mental peace  and well-being.  She wrote: “It is the best of all cereals. It heats, nourishes, strengthens and is gentler than other grains. It gives a person strong muscles and healthy blood, a happy mind and a cheerful soul. (…) Supports blood circulation, has a greasing and gentler effect than all other cereal grains. Spelt allows muscles to grow, takes care of proper blood production and well-being.”

Spelt cultivation almost completely disappeared in the 1980s. The reason was the low price and negligible profitability of production. Fortunately, nowadays, thanks to the trend of restoring old grains to cultivation and creating a local market, spelt has returned to favor.