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5 Really Good Reasons to Make the Switch to Spelt Today

what is spelt

What is spelt, exactly? Have you ever wondered why you should bother with it? Isn’t it, after all, just another variety of wheat? The very thing that you are told to avoid.

Yet this often overlooked ancient grain offers numerous benefits to your health. Not just packed with nutrients it also has a unique, nutty flavour that sets it apart from the more neutral-tasting wheat. You’ll be pleased to know that spelt is a sustainable choice too! Stick around as we take a look at five of the most compelling reasons why you should make the switch.

Reason 1: Spelt is Rich in Nutrients

Despite its similarities to wheat, spelt has a lower gluten content and higher levels of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Its gluten proteins are said to be easier to digest than the gluten in wheat.

Spelt contains an impressive array of minerals. Amongst them are iron and magnesium, both of which are essential to maintaining optimal health. Iron is critical for healthy blood, while magnesium helps regulate nerve and muscle function. But it doesn’t stop there – it also contains phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, all of which have important roles to play.

A rich source of vitamins, spelt is a great source of B vitamins and is higher in niacin (B3) than wheat. B vitamins are essential for maintaining energy levels, optimal brain function, and healthy cell metabolism. Niacin in particular is used by the body to turn food into energy and provides support for the digestive system. Spelt is also a rich source of vitamin K which helps the body to absorb calcium.

Reason 2: Easier to Digest than Wheat

When you consume wheat, the gluten proteins can be difficult for your body to break down, leading to discomfort and inflammation. Spelt, on the other hand, has a slightly different gluten structure that makes it gentler on the digestive system.

It could be worth giving spelt a try to see if you notice a difference in how you feel after eating it.

Reason 3: A Sustainable Option

Spelt is a low-input crop, requiring minimal resources such as water and fertilizers, making it more sustainable and environmentally friendly than conventional crops. A hardy crop, spelt can withstand various weather conditions and is more resistant to pests and diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.

Farmers are increasingly turning to spelt as a low-input, high-quality alternative to other grains, making it a promising option for a more sustainable agriculture industry.

Another exciting advantage is its ability to thrive in challenging soil conditions. Unlike other crops, spelt is highly resistant to drought and can produce a greater yield in poor soil. This makes it an ideal crop for small organic farmers who want to grow food sustainably without relying on chemical fertilizers or large quantities of water.

Reason 4: Spelt is a Tasty Alternative

This ancient grain has a mild taste that can be described as sweet and nutty, with a slightly earthy undertone. Slightly sweeter than wheat it offers more depth of flavour to your dishes. Whilst it is soft like wheat, and not dense like some other grains, it can be a little heavier.

Reason 5: A Versatile Grain

Wheat is everywhere. Granted, it is now in a lot of places that it really does not need to be, but the fact that we find it so difficult to live without stands testament to its versatility. Yet there is very little that you can do with wheat that you cannot do with spelt. It does, in fact, behave in exactly the same way. There are also a few uses for spelt that you may not consider for wheat.

An ideal grain for a healthy breakfast

Spelt makes an ideal alternative to wheat in healthy breakfast cereals, adding another dimension of texture and flavour as well as a nutritional boost.

This award winning granola contains wholemeal spelt

Our organic 5 grain porridge contains spelt

Healthy baking and cooking

Although not suitable for gluten free baking, many people are turning to spelt flour as a stand in for standard wheat flour. Completely interchangeable with wheat flour, it can be used everywhere from thickening sauces, to cakes and bakes. Keep it in the cupboard instead of all purpose flour. White spelt flour is ideal for this, but you can swap out a small proportion with the wholemeal variety to add nutritional and textural variety.

Take a look at our organic spelt flour, available in wholemeal and white.

Use whole grains in cooking 

Most of us do not use wheat in any other form than flour. Whole spelt grains can be used in the same way as any other whole grain, such as rice or barley. Like barley, spelt is available in its ‘pearled’ form, meaning that the outer husk has been processed to make it easier to cook. In this form it can be added to soups, salads and stews. You can even use it to make a super healthy risotto.


Explore our award winning range of healthy whole grain breakfast cereals.

This article was reproduced on this site with permission from operafoods.com.au the “Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers”.
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Spelt and Agave Nut Crunch Organic Granola Nutritious and Healthy

Plum Foods manufactures great healthy cereals and our Spelt and Agave Nut Crunch organic granola is very popular among those that taste crunchy and crisp. Spelt and Agave Nut Crunch organic granola is a healthy and nutritious breakfast cereal that is easy and quick to make. It is majority organic and contains no added sugar and artificial stuff in it. It could be simply served with milk, almond milk, fresh fruits and or yogurt.

Spelt and Agave Nut Crunch organic granola contains whole meal spelt flour, organic oats, high oleic sunflower oil, agave syrup, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, insecticide free almonds, cinnamon essence, cardamon, walnuts, currants, sea salt and vanilla spices. It is rich in protein, fiber, minerals, vitamin E that will help to prevent against illness.

Plum foods offers majority organic and Australian products which are produced and packed under the HACCP certified conditions. Order your favorite healthy breakfast cereal product direct from our Online Store and grab some great discounts.

Spelt Agave Crunchy Granola with Berry Coulis

Plum Foods Spelt Agave Granola with fresh Berry Coulis

Plum Foods Spelt Agave Granola with Berry Coulis

Spelt Agave Crunch is a wonderful, low sugar yet tasty to eat and healthy, organic toasted granola from Plum Foods that is made with really crunchy clusters.

Pictured is an example of an easy healthy breakfast. We use a combination of 3 fresh berries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries to make a quick berry coulis. Then top your Spelt Agave crunchy granola and yogurt with the berry coulis and add any leftover fresh berries.

This breakfast is loaded with protein from the almond based Spelt & Agave granola and the yogurt and with healthy nutrients from the berries with no added sugar.

Spelt is special healthy ancient wheat variety that helps in improving the digestive health, lowers the level of cholesterol, improves blood circulation, helps in hormonal regulation and creation, as well as maintaining  bone health.

It’s an easy healthy breakfast that is nutritious and tasty.
Buy Spelt Agave Crunch granola online from Wholesaler and manufacturer Opera Foods.

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