Selenium*, Manganese*, Magnesium*, Zinc*, many polyphenols*, fatty acids*, proteins*; its even got calcium*!
There is a reason this food item was found in a ancient Egyptian tombs. It is the stuff of Gods. With this you can truly feed a healthy empire...and also, probably some slaves to build you some crazy pyramids but we won't go there today...
So what ancient super-food are we talking about?
Everybody put your hands together for our incredible, genetically unaltered Khorasan Wheat! *cue applause*
Khorasan Wheat is also named: Pharaoh Grain, Oriental Wheat, Triticum turanicum or under its Trademarked name since 1977 by farmers Mack and Bob Quinn as Kamut.
This beautiful grain does contain Gluten, for anyone that was wondering, but is truly a delicious, with its nutty flavor, and healthier option than our typically altered, Genetically Modified Wheat. Kamut pasta is readily available, along with other Kamut made products, in many supermarkets now.
Many chefs use this ingredient in their recipes and a lot more foodies and health conscious eaters have begun integrating this delicious wheat in their diets.
There have been studies that suggest that replacing white flour and white flour products in the diet of someone who has an "irritable intestine" can greatly help. A good thing to test for anyone suffering from such irritableness.
In Italy this has long been accepted as one of the many "standard" grains in the Mediterranean diet. Pasta makers have been able to reproduce pretty much any type of "white wheat pasta" with Khorasan Wheat and some Italians prefer their pasta that way! And that's saying nothing about their pizzas!
In short; if you haven't tried anything made with Khorasan Wheat or any of its other names now is the time!
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*Selenium is an essential trace mineral that assists with cognitive function and fertility. Selenium may help prevent cardiovascular disease, thyroid problems, cognitive decline, which means disorders related to thinking, cancer, and others. Source
*Manganese plays a Role in the Metabolism of Nutrients. Manganese helps activate many enzymes in metabolism and plays a role in a variety of chemical processes in your body. It helps with protein and amino acid digestion and utilization, as well as the metabolism of cholesterol and carbohydrates. Source
*Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein. Source
*Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. ... During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for proper senses of taste and smell. Source
*Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They're packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. It's thought that polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases. Source
*Fatty acids influence membrane fluidity and may be involved in the regulation of neuronal firing. They are also transformed into many other molecules that are involved in anti-inflammatory effects. Source
*Proteins are an important component of every cell in the body. ... Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Source
*Calcium is needed for our heart, muscles, and nerves to function properly and for blood to clot. Inadequate calcium significantly contributes to the development of osteoporosis. Many published studies show that low calcium intake throughout life is associated with low bone mass and high fracture rates. Source