This organic ancient wheat berry offers delicious possibilities for pilafs, risottos, soups, and salads. Einkorn, a German word meaning ‘single grain’, is one of the oldest cereal grains to be cultivated by man and it’s a nutrient powerhouse. Grown organically and sustainably by Bluebird Grain Farms it is a 100% whole grain (never pearled) for maximum nutrient density. Wheat Berries are similar to barley in texture with a nutty and subtly sweet fruity flavor. We often cook up a pot on the weekend to keep in the refrigerator all week to toss in a variety of dishes. We hope you'll love this nutritious and versatile grain as much as we do.
Einkorn, a German word meaning ‘single grain’, is one of the oldest cereal grains to be cultivated by man for human consumption and is believed to have been domesticated around 7500 BC. Once the primary grain of in the UK it fell out of favor in the Bronze Age and almost disappeared until being rediscovered by small farms and artisanal bakers just a decade ago. The grain has delicious and complex flavours, as well as presenting various nutritional benefits to the consumer such as higher levels of protein and antioxidants than regular wheat.
Bluebird Grain Farms’ mission is to cultivate and mill the most irresistible, nutrient-rich ancient grains they can while leaving this land healthier for the next generation. Bluebird’s founding principles in soil health, nutrition, and agroecology are being expanded as they partner with like-minded “tried and true” organic grain farmers who share their founding principals of growing food for soil health and optimal nutrition. Together with their team of family farmers in eastern Washington this einkorn is grown organically, producing a 100% whole grain (never pearled) for maximum nutrient density.