Einkorn is the oldest wheat known to scientists and is considered man’s first wheat. The term einkorn is derived from the German language and interpreted to mean “single grain”. Einkorn wheat is known in taxonomy as either Triticum boeoticum (wild wheat), or Triticum monococcum (domesticated species). Domesticated and wild forms of wheat may be considered either as separate species or as Triticum monococcum’s subspecies.
Einkorn is among hulled wheat’s diploid species, with its grains being tightly enclosed with tough husks, also called the hull. Apart from the larger seeds and the intact nature of the ear when ripe, cultivated forms of einkorn wheat are similar to its wild counterparts. Although einkorn wheat was found in abundance millennia ago, it is limited to only a few regions today. The crop is not often planted and has become popular as a superfood in recent times.
Einkorn possess many benefits. It’s highly energetic, rich in minerals and vitamins like potassium, calcium and phosphorus, vitamin B1 and B2. It contains 4 times more magnesium than brown rice and 4 times more phosphorus than soy. Furthermore, it’s rich in protein a 100 grams of einkon provides the required daily amount of protein. And it contains 8 essential amino acids, including lysine, the growth protein that helps build muscle.
Whole grain einkorn flour, sourdough, water, reduced quantity of unrefined sea salt.