The Grain

KAMUT® khorasan wheat is an ancient wheat, guaranteed under the KAMUT® brand to be always grown certified organic, never hybridized or genetically modified and is prized for its nutrition, ease of digestibility, sweet nutty-buttery taste and firm texture. Compared to most modern wheat it has more protein, amino acids, vitamins and many minerals, especially selenium, zinc and magnesium.

KAMUT® khorasan wheat is grown on certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in North America where the best quality is consistently obtained. Khorasan wheat is distinctive. It is about three times larger than most modern wheat, is elongated with a pronounced “hump” and is uniquely vitreous, with a rich golden color.

Khorasan is a variety of wheat and thus has gluten. However, many people with sensitivities to modern wheat report being able to eat KAMUT® khorasan wheat with no difficulty. Kamut International sponsors ongoing research to understand this phenomena. KAMUT® khorasan is an ancient grain that has not been changed through modern plant breeding programs. It is our theory that it has retained many desirable qualities that have likely been lost or changed through the intensive breeding programs that have significantly altered modern wheat.

Most likely originating in Mesopotamia, legends exist of this grain being found in Egyptian tombs. However, there is no archeological evidence to substantiate this. Farmers in Turkey call the grain “Camel’s Tooth” because of its shape or the “Prophet’s Wheat”, referring to another legend that Noah brought the grain with him on the ark.  
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