Emmer is a foundational ancient grain and is the second oldest of the four ancestral wheats (Einkorn, Emmer, Spelt and Khorasan/Kamut). 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.
Grown: North Okanagan-Shushwap