Spelled is a cereal that we should eat more often. It has many nutritional qualities and health benefits.
For you, spelled is a cereal of the past? Above all, it could be a cereal of the future! “Spelled is a very good base to perfectly meet, on a daily basis, all the needs of the body while preventing the famous diseases of the century (obesity, diabetes, excess fat in the blood, cardiovascular diseases.. .)”, informs Dr Guy Avril, retired general practitioner, graduate in herbal medicine, naturopathy and Chinese medicine, and author with Olivier Degorce and Amandine Geers of Spelled, source of vitality, Detoxifying cures and gourmet recipes (Living Earth Editions, 2021). “Its digestibility and its high nutritional qualities should impose it in our diet”, he insists.
Is spelled good for health?
“The three spelled species benefit from a very complete composition, largely contributing to cover all the body’s needs and providing a number of valuable nutrients which are often lacking in modern diets (omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12etc.”, describes the doctor. Spelled brings all the nutrients necessary for the health of the organism. He is :
- rich in fibers ;
- rich in vitamins ;
- rich in mineral salts ;
- rich in essential amino acids.
It is thanks to its composition that spelled has multiple health benefits. Among others:
- it facilitates the digestion ;
- it improves the blood circulation ;
- it contributes to normalize blood glucose levels.
How to eat spelled?
Its multiple shapes allow you to prepare spelled in many recipes like rice, to make cakes, pancakes, soups. The whole spelled cooking or not, will depend on how long you left it soaked beforehand. It can last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
This cereal is found in many forms.. You can find spelled pasta, flakes and flour that can replace wheat flour in all your recipes. Einkorn is sold in the form of pasta, small flakes, flour and shelled grain. “The latter is a little long to cook but very tasty, it is cooked in risotto or in a salad. The flour is heavier than wheat flour, if you are making bread or a cake expect the result denser. You can successfully use it to make pancake batter. The flakes must be well cooked to be eaten in porridge or vegetable pancakes”, recommends Valérie Cupillard, author of “Recipe sheets by Valérie Cupillard”, published by La Plage. It is also possible to find spelled flakes or evenpuffed spelled.
What is the difference between wheat and spelled?
Spelled is similar to wheat, but there are still some differences, especially in terms of:
- of the form: the spelled grains are a little more elongated than grains of wheat;
- taste: the spelled taste is more pronounced than the taste of wheat;
- them spelled’s main nutrients are found in the kernel of the grainunlike wheat.
We’re talking aboutunhybridized spelled as opposed to spelled which is crossed with wheat.