- — Hulled, Vegan
- — Rich in Fiber, Protein, and Iron
- — A Nutritious Ancient Grain for Healthy Cooking, Baking, or Snacking
Spelt berries are whole grains that come from the spelt plant – a type of ancient wheat. The berries are the small, hard, reddish-brown kernels that are produced by the plant. Spelt Berries by Food to Live are raw, hulled, and suitable for a Vegan diet.
Spelt berries are a nutrient-dense whole grain that provide a range of essential nutrients.
They’re an excellent source of fiber and protein, which play an important role in digestive health. Spelt berries contain a range of vitamins, including vitamin B2, niacin, thiamin, and vitamin E. Moreover, this grain is rich in minerals like Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, as well as antioxidants, such as phenolic acids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
How to use Spelt Berries
Spelt berries have a nutty and slightly sweet flavor, and a chewy texture. They can be used in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, and salads, as well as a side dish to meat, fish, tofu, and roasted veggies. Many people enjoy spelt berries in a form of a healthy breakfast option. You can serve it as hot cereal or porridge, with milk, fruit, and nuts. Moreover, these wholesome berries can be ground into fine spelt flour and used in place of wheat flour in baked goodies like bread, muffins, and even pancakes.
How to Cook Spelt Berries
Spelt berries can be cooked in a similar way to other whole grains, such as brown rice or quinoa. Here’s a basic stovetop method:
1. Rinse the spelt berries in a fine-mesh strainer to remove any debris.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine one cup of spelt berries with three cups of water or broth.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a lid, and simmer the spelt berries for 45-60 minutes, or until they are tender but still chewy.
5. Once the spelt berries are cooked, drain off any excess liquid and fluff them with a fork.
6. Serve the spelt berries as a side dish or use them as an ingredient in your favorite dishes.
You can also cook spelt berries in a rice cooker or pressure cooker, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Spelt berries can also be soaked overnight before cooking, which can help reduce the cooking time and improve their digestibility.
How to store
Store Spelt Berries bulk in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard. Keep in an airtight container or sealed in its original packaging.