Kamut® is an ancient grain and the brand name for khorasan wheat, a large amber wheat grain closely related to durum. Kamut is appreciated for its smooth, buttery, nutty flavor, and its high protein and nutritional content.
Organic white Kamut flour is finely milled from Kamut wheat berries, using the same milling process as white bread flour. The result is a light, nutritious and flavorful ancient grain alternative to modern wheat flour that can be used wherever bread or all purpose flour is called for.
White Kamut flour is:
It contains a high mineral concentration especially in selenium, zinc, and magnesium with 20-40% more protein compared to modern-day wheat. It has a higher lipid to carbohydrate ratio, which means the grain produces greater energy and has a natural sweetness to counterbalance the occasional bitterness present in traditional wheat.
Kamut grain is naturally resistant to pests and can be more easily grown organically than most other types of wheat. This grain is “untouched” by modern plant breeding programs which appear to have sacrificed flavor and nutrition for higher yields dependent upon large amounts of synthetic agricultural inputs.
Even though this wheat variety contains gluten, it has been found to be more easily digestible by people who may have slight allergic tendencies. If you are allergic or sensitive to traditional wheat, this may be an acceptable alternative, but do check with your doctor first before you try it.
Kamut’s flavor, performance and nutritional attributes make it excellent for breads, pasta, cookies, crackers, pastries, waffles and pancakes.
*Note: While it’s referred to in the flour world as “white”, as you can see from the photos, it’s not white in color. It’s a beautiful amber hue, similar to the Kamut grain it’s milled from.