The Wheat

Origin and Taxonomy


Why a Trademark

Health and Nutrition



The common name of the ancient wheat marketed under the KAMUT® brand is khorasan. It is an ancient relative of modern durum wheat, originating in the Fertile Crescent region reaching from Mesopotamia to Egypt. KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat is always grown organically, has never been hybridized or genetically modified, and has high quality standards. It is loved for its naturally sweet and nutty taste, its high versatility, great nutrition, and an unmistakable smooth texture. It is higher in protein and minerals, including selenium, and can be eaten by many people who are sensitive to modern wheat.

Today, KAMUT® khorasan wheat is available in many places around the world. Kamut International, through use of the KAMUT trademark, has set high quality standards for the cultivation as well as the manufacture of products that contain KAMUT® khorasan wheat. The philosophy of Kamut International is to preserve the purity, uniqueness and authenticity of this ancient wheat variety while promoting organic agriculture, and fairness and sustainability for producers.

Our mission: To promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations.