If you are gluten intolerant or if you have celiac disease, chances are you cannot eat products made from wheat, barley, or other high-gluten grains. But, there may be a flour you can tolerate, made from a primitive grain known as einkorn. Einkorn is an ancient wheat that has not been hybridized. Thus it has higher nutritional content and lower gluten than modern wheat. Recently, this ancient grain has been rediscovered by consumers looking for better health.
Einkorn was the first domesticated wheat. Archaeologists discovered humans gathered wild einkorn during the Paleolithic Era in the Fertile Crescent. About 10,000 years ago, humans began to domesticate the einkorn wheat plants. Since that time, no one has hybridized it, thus making it a very ancient grain which is a good alternative to modern wheat.
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