Spelt is an ancient grain, forerunner of wheat, it was already know and grown 9000 years ago. Like buckwheat, spelt is very undemanding for cultivation. It does not need a pesticide treatment, it can also thrive in harsh environment.
Its advantages and health benefits:
It is know that spelt contains all the important nutrients in ideal proportions and it is easy to digest. Eating it gives the body an good amount of proteins, it contains 20 pro cents of it. It is more than double the amount in common wheat.
Simple and complex carbohydrates enable an optimal working of our immune system. They make the body feel full for longer, and they also play an important role in coagulation of blood.
It is rich in vitamins, especially vitamins B, as well as vitamins A, D and E. It is also rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus.
It protects the heart and the veins, because of a high amount of fibres it lowers the blood cholesterol level, has a beneficial effect on digestion, protects against diabetes, it also helps keeping skin disease under control.