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What is Kamut? Is Kamut Legit? Gluten Free?

What Is Kamut® Flour?

Kamut is the Ancient Egyptian word for wheat. Kamut® wheat has escaped the genetic engineering of modern wheat and traces its pure pedigree back to only 36 grains. These 36 grains of wheat were reported to have been recovered from an Egyptian burial chamber, thus creating the nickname, King Tut’s Wheat.

In 1949 those grains were sent back to a farmer near Fort Benton, Montana, who cultivated those grains.

That farmer’s humble beginning slowly grew into today’s Kamut® brand. KAMUT® IS THE ONLY BRAND THAT GUARANTEES THE PRESERVATION OF THIS ANCIENT STRAIN OF WHEAT.

Kamut® wheat is grown certified organic. Never hybridized or genetically modified and is naturally superior to other All-Purpose Flour in protein content, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutritional benefits.

Is Kamut® flour gluten free?

Kamut® flour does contain gluten, but has been found to affect people differently than typical flour gluten. Disclaimer: The Food Nanny does not claim Kamut® flour is OK for people with gluten intolerance issues or Celiac disease many customers with one or the other have found the gluten in Kamut® flour does not affect them.

World Health Organization Commissioned Study Promotes Eating More Fiber

Results of a study commissioned by The World Health Organization (WHO) on the relationship between carbohydrate quality and health, comprising 50 years of research, were recently released. The findings suggest increased fiber consumption significantly decreases health risks including from cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. According to the study, similar findings for whole grain consumption were observed. 

These findings contrast with low-carb diet trends and give strong evidence that a high-fiber diet has protective effects against a wide range of health risks including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

According to the study, the benefits were greatest when eating at least 25 grams to 29 grams of fiber a day, which can easily be found in wholegrain foods. The study led at the University of Otago in New Zealand, included just under 135 million person-years of data from 185 prospective studies and 58 clinical trials with 4,635 adult participants.

As consumer preferences shift to more holistic and conscious consumption such whole grain and plant based diets, KAMUT® brand wheat, with 11.1 grams of fiber and 14.5 grams of protein per 100 grams according to USDA data, is a perfect option to meet these changes in demand.