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Black and Tan Einkorn

$5.95

Triticum monococcum – Winter or spring planted, depending on your location.  The world’s oldest cultivated grain.

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Description

This is one of the two “free threshing” einkorn varietals we have heard about. More than 90% of our seed was clean after winnowing.  Protein content is 35%- 50% higher than hard red wheat, somewhat equal to durum.  High in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, phosphorous, potassium, pyridoxine, and beta-carotene.  Einkorn’s gluten proteins appear to be less allogenic compared with those produced by other bread wheats.

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Size

5 gram sample

Source

Our seed originally from John Sherck. It was sent to John Sherck from his friend Kevin Payne in Taft California. The initial seed came from Ruurd Walrecht in Sweden.

Origin

Fertile Cresent.  Einkorn is one of the first plants to be domesticated and cultivated as early as 30,000 yrs. ago.  This is probably one of the very rare and ancient strains that were cultivated in Switzerland, Spain and the Eastern Caucasus.