Spelt Guide

Grinding Down the What’s and Why’s

What is spelt?

Spelt is a species of whole wheat, closely related to common wheat. It is a hexaploid wheat, meaning it is made up of six sets of chromosomes.

Nutritional value

51.29g of carbohydrates

10.67g of protein

1.65g total fats

7.6g of fiber

19mg of calcium

3.24g of iron

95mg of magnesium

291mg of phosphorus

277mg of potassium

2.42mg of zinc

Health benefits

Akin to other whole and ancient grains, whole spelt is considered to provide health benefits for most people. Here are some of the health benefits:

1. Better digestion

Whole spelt is rich in fiber, which is necessary for healthy digestion. Add some spelt products to your diet and see if that makes a difference.

2. Reduced risk of diabetes

Studies show that spelt lowers risks of type 2 diabetes, strokes and heart attacks for the average person who has a high whole-grain intake.

3. Weight management

A higher intake of whole spelt provides the necessary nutrients, fiber and protein for better digestive health and a healthier weight in the average person.

4. Heart health

To lower the risk of heart disease, it is recommended to consume enough dietary fiber, which lowers the risks of coronary disease and cardiovascular disease.

Spelt berries recipe

Soak the berries in water for an hour

Use 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of spelt berries to boil

Drain and serve

When it starts to boil, let simmer for about 45 minutes





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Spelt and different diets

In today’s world, there are all sorts of diets. However, spelt is not a part of every diet, as some call for zero gluten. Is spelt suitable for your diet?

Is spelt suitable for?

Plant-based diet

Gluten-free diet

Low-carb diet


Grains are an important part of maintaining a well-balanced diet. Spelt can provide health benefits when consumed in appropriate amounts. 

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