Einkorn is nature’s original wheat, the most ancient grain grown by the first farmers of the Fertile Crescent more than 10,000 years ago. Einkorn is very different from other varieties of wheat because it is the only wheat species never to be hybridized. And this difference is clearly visible. Einkorn grows very tall, as wheat did long ago; each einkorn kernel is a third of the size of today’s modern wheat.
Einkorn does not contain the type of gluten that is a problem for those with celiac disease and although it is still not recommended for celiacs, it may be okay for those with more mild gluten intolerance. Einkorn flour can be substituted for whole wheat flour in most recipes. Whether you’re baking sweet or savory you’ll get great results.