Organic Emmer Wheat Seed
Organic Emmer Wheat Seeds
Fall Planted here in CA
Emmer wheat is one of the three hulled wheats known in Italy as farro. It is a low-yielding awned wheat, and was one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. Once widely cultivated in the ancient world, it is now a relict crop in marginal mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Its value lies in its ability to give good yields on poor soils, and its resistance to fungal diseases such as stem rust that are prevalent in wet areas. Its main use is for human food, though it is also used for animal feed. In recent years, farro has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity among gourmets and the health-conscious, who sing the grain’s praises for its high nutritional value and adore the hearty, flavorful taste of the “Pharaoh’s Wheat”.
Rich in fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamins, emmer contributes to a complete protein diet when combined with legumes, making Emmer grains and pastas ideal for vegetarians (or for anyone simply looking for a plant-based high-protein food source).
Source of information www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org