Spelt, commonly known also as spelled wheat, is a subspecies of common wheat. The 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 also contains more manganese, copper and zinc. About 80% of protein in spelt is gluten. Additionally, in comparison to wheat spelt, it has a higher antioxidant capacity— the ability to remove free radicals.
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 athletes. 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 and 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.”
Content of fibre in organic spelt fibre powder
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 favour.
Organic spelt fibre powder is available in one granulation:
- m20 – standard granulation with particles size around 20 microns
Organic spelt fibre applications:
All our fibres were designed for the fast-growing market of food producers who create healthy natural products with a “high fibre” claim that is in accordance with EU regulation. A claim that a food is high in fibre, may only be made where the product contains at least 6g of dietary fibre per 100g.
Spelt fibre powder has a very light cream colour, the brightest colour of any other GreenField fibre and can be used in many food applications where the light colour of a final product is important. Moreover, the spelt fibre has neutral flavour and aroma so it does not affect the taste of the final product. The fibre powder can be used in organic bakery products such as bread, dietary cakes, cookies and also in nutritional bars, organic granola or healthy smoothies.
We offer organic spelt fibre with 2 years of shelf life. The products are Kosher certified.