Scientific name: Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum

Other names: Khorasan wheat, Oriental wheat

Habitat: Kamut is native to the Fertile Crescent and is believed to have been first cultivated more than 5,000 years ago.

Description: Kamut is a large, golden-colored grain with a nutty, buttery flavor and chewy texture. It is larger than wheat and has a mellow, sweet taste. The grains are oval and have a smooth, glossy appearance.

Status: Kamut is a natural grain, not a hybrid or GMO.

Mineral content: Kamut is a good source of minerals, including zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron. It also contains significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6.

Medicinal value: Kamut is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cholesterol-lowering properties. It is also thought to improve digestive health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Culinary use: Kamut can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to soups to pilafs. It can also be ground into flour and used in baking.

Research information: Studies have demonstrated that kamut may have health benefits, including improved cholesterol levels, reduced inflammation, and improved digestive health.

pH value: Kamut has a pH value of 6.

Kamut Salad:
• 2 cups cooked kamut
• 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 1/4 cup sliced red onion
• 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
• 1 teaspoon agave (optional)
• Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large bowl, combine cooked kamut, red pepper, parsley, red onion, and almonds.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, agave, salt, and pepper.
3. Pour dressing over kamut mixture and toss to combine.
4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

1. Alizadeh-Navaei, R., Salimzadeh, E., & Hosseinzadeh, H. (2014). Health benefits of khorasan wheat: A review. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5(5), 614–622.
2. Kamut International. (2020). What is kamut® Khorasan wheat? Retrieved from https://www.kamut.com/what-is-kamut-khorasan-wheat/
3. USDA. (2020). Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum (Kamut). Retrieved from https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/nutrients

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