Emmer is a foundational ancient grain and is the second oldest of the four ancestral wheats (Einkorn first, Emmer 2nd. Spelt 3rd and Khorasan/Kamut 4th). It has been grown for millennia in the middle east, North Africa and Italy where it is known as ‘Farro Vero’ or True Farro. Emmer ultimately gave rise to durum wheat and Khorasan, which it predates by more than 4,000 years.
Emmer makes wonderful pasta and is considered superior by many Italian pasta makers.
Bread, pasta, bagels, waffles and pancakes
Grown: North Okanagan-Shushwap