Wheat Alternative ~ And its been used for 1,000’s of years

Barbara HauckUncategorized

Are one of the growing number of people who have a hard time with wheat?

Here’s some signs that you could be having a wheat allergy reaction.

Wheat Allergy Symptoms

  • Hives or skin rash
  • Nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches

Have you tried avoiding wheat, but some of the above happens to you and you’ve found it’s just better to avoid. Then once on the path of no wheat you soon discover there are many tasty choices. Or as I have found swapping out wheat for another grain is complicated. Some flour alternatives like coconut just don’t seem to have the flavor or they just don’t ‘stack up’ for pancakes.  What if I told you there’s a grain that’s been around for thousands of years, has flavor and texture and can be used just like regular flour?

This old, but becoming modern man’s new best choice is called Einkorn.

Did you know Einkorn wheat was one of the first plants to be domesticated and cultivated?  The earliest clear evidence of the domestication of Einkorn dates from 10,600 to 9,900 years before present (8,650 BC to 7,950 BC) from two archaeological sites in southern Turkey. Remnants of Einkorn have been found with the iceman mummy.

 

Einkorn collage

The crop can be found in mountainous regions of Morocco, France, Turkey, and parts of the former Soviet Union. It survives and thrives on soils where most other forms of wheat do not flourish. Einkorn was among the first cereals that were cultivated, following its wide distribution around Transcaucasia, the Middle East, south-western Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean areas.

The wheat we eat today isn’t like what people ate thousands of years ago.  In nutrition sampling tests, Einkorn has been found to be a “more nutritious” grain. Einkorn contains higher levels of protein, essential fatty acids, phosphorous, potassium, pyridoxine (B6), lutein and beta-carotene (lutein).

The Einkorn flour is characterized by high protein, high ash, a very high carotene content, and small flour particle size when compared to the modern bread wheats.    There’s a reason people ate this stuff for thousands of years and called it the staff of life

Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of the compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern hybrid wheat of today. Einkorn grain is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed.

Today Young Living is helping to bring einkorn back to its rightful prominence in the world.  Be sure to discover for yourself the tasty and satisfying flavor of all of the Young Living Einkorn products.

 

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Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix
A 2 lb. box – pancake & waffle flour mix with suggested recipes.

 

Einkorn flour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Flour 

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Einkorn Nuggets 

Our rich, exotic Ecuadorian chocolate delicately enrobes a sweet center made with whey and rare heirloom Einkorn grain. The benefits of Einkorn-considered one of the earliest and purest forms of the cultivated wheat- include higher nutritional value and fewer digestive concerns compared to other varieties of wheat. Young Living founder D. Gary Young recognized the value of this ancient crop and formulated Einkorn Nuggets to offer the best of both modern and ancient ingredients. This decadent snack also features whey and peppermint and spearmint essential oils. It is sweetened with sugar-free stevia and coconut syrup, making it a unique wellness snack the whole family can enjoy.