The Spelt Grain
and Spelt Gluten

The spelt grain may be the answer to your prayers if you have a problem digesting wheat gluten as spelt gluten is easier to digest.

What is Spelt?

Spelt is one of the Ancient grains that is related to wheat and it is gaining in popularity over wheat these days.

The spelt grain is similar in appearance to the wheat grain, but it has a tougher husk which helps to protect its nutrients.  Therefore, it doesn't need to be sprayed with as many pesticides like regular wheat needs.

It also has a nutty flavor, is high in protein, and has an impressive nutritional content.  And the spelt gluten appears to be much easier on the body than wheat gluten because it belongs to Ancient grains and not to the GMO grains.

The Spelt Gluten

Gliadin is one of the main allergenic proteins found in gluten. And studies have shown that gliadin differences do exist between spelt gluten and the common wheat gluten.  

Spelt gluten appears to be more digestible than wheat gluten.  And some people who are sensitive to wheat may not have the same reaction to spelt especially if they eat soaked and fermented spelt.

Spelt gluten is less offensive than wheat gluten and spelt has a high water solubility which allows nutrients to be more easily absorbed by your body. 

However, this grain is still not recommended if you have a severe reaction to gluten.

What is Spelt Health Benefits?

  • This Ancient grain has a Strong Outer Hull that protects the grain from pollutants, insects, and fungi diseases.  Because of its tough outer hull spelt Can be Grown Without the Use of Pesticides.
  • Unlike wheat, spelt has Retained many of its Original Traits and remains Highly Nutritious.
  • Spelt Carbohydrates have Special Blood Clotting Properties and spelt contains both simple as well as complex carbohydrates.
  • Spelt has Lots of Fiber and is Rich in B Vitamins as well as Vitamin E.
  • In addition to Minerals such as Magnesium and Potassium, spelt is a very good source of Manganese as well as Copper.
  • Spelt has a Positive Effect on your Mind with its Higher levels of L-Tryptophan which is needed for the Production of Serotonin.

The spelt grain can be found in grocery stores along side the wheat grain.  I do think it is less allergenic than regular wheat and tastes better to me.

The spelt grain also belongs to Ancient grains, so that makes it more nutritious and hardy than the regular wheat grain.

There are also a lot of stories about how regular wheat is now a GMO food which could explain all the wheat allergy problems.

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