Spelt groats – organic cereal groats made of ground spelt grains, the oldest wheat species. Spelt is a leader by the content of proteins, amino acids, fibre and vitamins among all grain types. It contains as much proteins as meat does. Spelt contains 18 essential amino acids that cannot be obtained with an animal food. It is called black caviar among cereals for its qualities and nutrients.
3 Facts About Spelt
A very special feature of spelt is that its nutrients are evenly distributed between in bran and germ. This means that grains do not lose their value when milled.
Spelt is badly grown with mineral fertilizers, that’s why it is grown on special soils. Its mass production is not profitable for most producers. So, it is mainly raised by farms specializing in organic product manufacturing.
- Spelt and soft wheat have the same genome composition, however spelt differs in protein composition (you can fell it in nutty aftertaste occurring in spelt porridge). Therefore those who suffer partial gluten intolerance can consume spelt products. From allergists’ perspective and experience, even if a person is allergic to all cereals and gluten contained in them, it does not mean that he is allergic to spelt.
|Dietary fibres||10,7 g|
|Mono- and disaccharides||6,3 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||0,4 g|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine)||0,364 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||0,113 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||1,068 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxin)||0,23 mg|
|Vitamin B9 (folic acid)||45 mcg|
|Vitamin E (tocopherol)||0,79 mg|
|Vitamin К (phyllochinone)||3,6 mcg|
|Vitamin PP (B3, niacin equivalent)||6,843 mg|
|Information on product weight:|
|Cup 250 ml = 210 g (646.8 kcal)|
|Cup 200 ml = 170 g (523.6 kcal)|
|Tablespoonful (heaped spoon, except liquid products) = 25 g (77 kcal)|
|Teaspoonful (heaped spoon except liquid products) = 8 g (24.6 kcal)|
Chemical composition of a product is characterized by calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fibres and vitamins. For organic products, these parameters significantly depend on natural factors – air temperature and precipitation during vegetational season, dry or rainy season, geographic latitude and longitude of cultivation, botanical grain varieties, and soil type.
It is impossible to foresee all the factors, so these values are average and indicative only.
Easy Cooked Organic Spelt Groats
Healthy Recipes with Organic Spelt Groats
Breakfast of Spelt Porridge and Poached Egg
Directions: Melt ghee in a heavy bottom saucepan and add spelt groats. Fry it on medium fire until nut flavour and golden colour appear. Add 2 cups of water, bring it to a boil, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Then add milk and cook for another 5 minutes. Add sugar, a pinch of saffron, crushed almonds and pistachios. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the fire, add raisins and cardamom. Try not to add raisins in boiling milk, as it can clot if raisins are sour. You can serve kheer both warm and cold.