Einkorn gained popularity in recent years, when the Bulgarian healer and writer Emil Elmazov rediscovered its effect on our bodies, after many years of ignorance on the subject of this type of wheat.
This is the wild wheat of antiquity. It is called in many ways such as: the bread of the Thracians, the wheat of the pharaohs, the last food of Christ, one-grain einkorn, ancient wheat. Whatever we call this divine plant, it will still be right. Einkorn has an exceptional ability. And today we will understand why.
Single-grained einkorn (Triticum monococcum L.) is the oldest species in the group of angiosperms or non-essential wheat. In this group are also single-grained einkorn and spelled wheat.
When threshing, the stem of these wheat is broken and the grain remains tightly wrapped in several chaff. In order to be used for food, additional husking is required.
Bulgarians also say the caplex of both types of einkorn. And in dictionaries and translations from English and German, under the common denominator of einkorn, spelled wheat is also misled.
Today we will look at more detailed topics about einkorn such as:
- Nutrition values
- Positives and negatives
- Einkorn feeding periods
- When to replace it with another food and why
- How to combine it in a program or diet
- For whom it is intended and contraindicated.
Einkorn contains some very important nutritional values for the body. It can be used as a complete substitute for wheat due to its versatility and multifunctionality. It consists of nutrients not found in many other cereals.
Data show that there are high levels of carbohydrates, high protein content (over 21% of the daily recommended diet per person), as well as dietary fiber, which is 30% per serving.
Remarkable data on einkorn! The chemical elements – iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B6 and others, are all part of einkorn.
The wheat of the pharaohs is extremely useful for us and our health. The benefits of this ancient wheat are good regulation of metabolism, building sex hormones, building healthy bones, boosting the immune system, improving digestive function, reducing blood sugar and lowering blood cholesterol levels.
- Rich in plant proteins.
- Rich in fatty acids.
- Strong antioxidant.
- Contains vitamins A, E, B and various minerals.
- Healthy food
- High levels of carotenoids
- Einkorn is the more nutritious grain
- You can make a cereal diet with einkorn.
Einkorn can be combined with many foods of all kinds. It can also be mixed with some of the herbs such as nettle, parsley, dill and spinach – all green leafy plants.
Positives and negatives
The use of einkorn in cooking contributes to:
- blood sugar
- cardiovascular activity
- stabilizes the nervous system.
- improves memory and reactions and others.
While the downside to it is that it cannot be used by people suffering from gluten intolerance. Although in minimal amounts of gluten in einkorn, still contains this substance and we do not deny it.
Einkorn feeding periods
Einkorn can be taken at any time because it is useful at any time of the year. There are no strict seasons in which to be accepted. When you discover the grandeur of this plant, you will see for yourself the benefits of using it as a substitute for wheat in many of your meals, as well as in bread in particular.
When to replace it with another food and why?
It is desirable not to use only einkorn as the main product in the ingredients of our cooking. We can change it after prolonged – up to several days of use, after we have cleaned our intestines of contaminants.
There are many recipes with einkorn that are both easy and so appetizing.
We will introduce you to some of them such as:
- Steamed bread
- Einkorn parlenka with vegetable curd and onion
- Risotto with the original bread
- Meatballs with wild wheat
- Fruit salad with spelled
- Einkorn and carrots in the oven
- Einkorn with beef
- Spicy muffins with wild wheat feta cheese
- Einkorn salads
There are also a bunch of desserts made with the main ingredient einkorn:
- Fruit cake
- Pancake variations with einkorn
- Poppy seed cake
- Dessert with fresh fruit
- Pear and vanilla ice cream cakes.
Einkorn can create many ideas for delicious pastries, dishes and desserts. All you need is einkorn and a few more ingredients to get more than bread.
An interesting recipe is the one for einkorn cookies:
Self-confidence cookies with einkorn are served in the absence of festive mood or depression.
All you need for them is:
- Grated nutmeg – 15 g
- Ground cinnamon – 15g
- Ground cloves – 5g
- Fine einkorn flour – 1000 g
- Brown sugar – 300g
- Cow butter – 300g
- 4 eggs
Then mix until you get a thick dough that stays overnight and is finally ready to shape and bake in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
These cookies they taste great and we should always keep some of them in our home.
Einkorn as a medicine is used in:
- Fetal loss
- Constipation and bacteria in the intestines
- Weak stomach.
How to combine it in a program or diet?
If you want to lose weight, but without following diets, predicting hunger, you can try einkorn.
Einkorn satiates faster and more permanently, saving us from the need to eat a lot. It is neither contaminated, canned, dyed, nor depleted or dead food. It is a living food, a gift for the senses.
To lose weight with einkorn, you just need to pour the peeled seeds with hot water for 5 minutes, after which everything is ready. The seeds can also be mixed in yogurt instead of muesli and stay in the evening for the morning. This diet both nourishes and cleanses.
If someone wants to use herbs for weight loss before clearing their stomach, it’s like sowing flowers in a dump. But flowers can’t grow in the dump, so we have to remove it first and then plant flowers. And einkorn best cleanses the intestines of toxins.
This is because it does not contain gluten glue.
Who is it intended for and contraindicated?
Due to its low gluten content, einkorn is intended for almost everyone who wants to touch its strength and taste.
And contraindicated for:
- people with acute gastritis or pancreatitis
- allergic to gluten
- in case of individual intolerance.
There is no possibility of harm if the recommendations for use are followed. But as with anything else in this world – you should not overdo it with einkorn. Even if we know that it is extremely useful, this does not mean that we should constantly eat einkorn. Keep that in mind.
Where to find it?
Einkorn can be found in almost every store and every organic store. When choosing, pay attention to:
- The overall appearance of the package – whether it is tightly closed, how and where it was stored.
- The appearance of the nipples
- Shelf life.
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