All the way back to 5,000 BC in fact!
It was an important staple food back in medieval times and it continues to be wonderfully nutritious food today.
Spelt flour contains less gluten than regular wheat and has a higher protein content. Some people with gluten sensitivities may be able to better tolerate spelt flour.
How does it taste?
Spelt flour tastes very much like wheat but sweeter and nuttier. It is often compared to the taste of farro. It makes for a good hearty bread or other baked goods. To lighten it up a bit you can always use 50/50 all purpose flour and spelt flour if desired.
What you get:
Miller's flours are all heritage grains grown and milled in Lancaster County.
Chemical free and non-GMO come in 2lb and 5lb bags.
-2 lb bag = about 8 cups
-5 lb bag = about 20 cups
Care & Storage:
To preserve freshness store in a cool, dark, dry place. For longer storage keep in freezer.
Honest Disclosure: The spelt is grown by Beiler's Heritage Acres and the farms they work with directly and hold the same standards with. They do NOT use pesticides or herbicides, but they do spray certified organic and chemical-free fish, calcium, and phosphorous.