What’s wonderful about Emmer is its nutritional value. This ancient grain is a precursor to modern wheat varieties and can boast robust flavor, resilience, and adaptability.
Commonly known as Emmer wheat, Triticum dicoccum has been cultivated since ancient times. It has tall, elegant stalks and abundant grain heads. This grain usually reaches 4-5 ft (1-1.5 m) in height and produces densely packed with grain heads. Native to the Near East, Emmer thrives in various climates but prefers temperate conditions. Compared to modern wheat varieties, Emmer wheat is usually darker and harder, making it an ideal choice for artisanal bread, pasta, and cereals.