The story of Kamut

Anybody who shops in health food stores has undoubtedly come across the word "Kamut"
in everything from bread to spaghetti to cereal. For those of you who don't know what Kamut is, this posts for you. From what I have managed to dig up, Kamut is an ancient type of wheat. Some say that a handful of Kamut berries were taken from a thousands of years old tomb in Egypt, and others say that they got it from Egyptian farmers who were still using traditional grains. Regardless of where it was first found, it isn't a hybrid, like pretty much all of the other kinds of wheat that is grown throughout the world today. It is also much bigger--about 3 times the size of normal wheat kernels.
Naturally, I wondered if you could grow Kamut grass and juice it. Although at the moment I don't have a way to get my hands on any of the seeds since I am in Asia, I have discovered that a few people do indeed grow and juice the stuff. Apparently, it pretty much grows the same way as wheatgrass. And the good news is that if you buy genuine Kamut, it is always organic, and non-GMO. I have also found out that Kamut is a bit higher in many amino acids and other nutrients than most other forms of wheat. When I back to the USA, I will give it a go and report on how it works.
If you want more information on Kamut, check out their website. To see all of the various Kamut products, take a look here.


gilad said...

thx for the information. u have made me understand some good stuff about it

daniel said...

I grow Kamut! Its easy just like wheatgrass, and grows thick. I love it!