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Move Over Quinoa! KAMUT


Big Sandy, MT (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for ancient grains like KAMUT® wheat, spelt, farro and pseudo ancient grains (not from the grass family) such as quinoa due to their nutrition and health benefits. Unlike modern grains, ancient grains have survived intact for centuries and have more vitamins, minerals, fiber and proteins than modern grains, as well as a distinctive and more flavorful taste. Due to their rise in popularity and demand, ancient grains are more mainstream and accessible than ever before and according to a recent survey conducted by Today’s Dietitian and Pollock Communications, ancient grains will continue to grow in 2015 and will be a top nutritional trend.

“People are starting to understand the health benefits of ancient grains and are looking for new ways to incorporate this super food into their diet,” explains Bob Quinn, PhD, Organic Farmer and founder of Kamut International. “The gluten-free trend gave wheat a bad rap over the past couple of years but that is all changing. With the exception of people with celiac disease who should never eat wheat, there is a shift away from the ‘gluten-free’ trend towards eating more wholesome foods and an understanding about the difference between ancient grains and modern wheat, which typically sacrifices taste and nutritional value for higher yields.”

While KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, an ancient, organic, non-GMO wheat, may be less well known than modern wheat, it boasts high nutritional value and a naturally sweet taste that people love. Khorasan wheat sold under the KAMUT® brand name guarantees that the grain has been organically grown and is 100 percent pure and unmodified ancient khorasan wheat. KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat is higher in protein and many minerals, especially selenium, zinc and magnesium, compared to modern wheat, and contains high levels of antioxidants as well as lipids, making it a ‘high energy’ wheat. Additionally, many people who are sensitive to modern wheat often find KAMUT® wheat easier to digest. Unlike quinoa, KAMUT® wheat has a natural sweetness and a nutty, buttery flavor making it perfect for variety of dishes including cereals, cakes, pastry and bread as well as savory side dishes, salads, stuffing and burgers.

In addition to taste and nutritional benefits, KAMUT® Wheat has also been used in a variety of different studies, the most recent of which was the first human study on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), comparing KAMUT® brand wheat to modern durum wheat. The study, published by the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that those with moderate IBS had reduced symptoms while consuming KAMUT® wheat compared to modern wheat. Another study published in the January 2013 issue of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that, when compared to modern wheat, KAMUT® khorasan wheat shows benefits in protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation.

“While ancient grains are enjoying a resurgence this year, I don’t necessarily see ancient grains like KAMUT® wheat as a fad because I believe they are an important staple of a healthy diet,” adds Quinn.

KAMUT® wheat can be found in over 2,000 products through leading brands like Bob’s Red Mill, Nature’s Path and Eden Foods. In addition, last year General Mills launched Cheerios + Ancient Grains made with KAMUT® Wheat as well as Kellogg’s new Kashi® Cocoa Coconut with KAMUT® Wheat Granola.

For more information on KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, please visit the Kamut International website at http://www.kamut.com.

About KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat

The mission of Kamut International is to promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations. KAMUT® is a trademark of Kamut International which guarantees high quality standards that are verified by tests from every field.







This Holiday Season Add KAMUT


Big Sandy, MT (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

This year during the holidays, make a simple nutritional change to your favorite holiday recipes by incorporating KAMUT® Brand khorasan, an ancient, organic and non-GMO wheat. KAMUT® wheat is a great source of nutrition containing higher amounts of nutrients and antioxidants compared to modern wheat such as fiber, protein, selenium and lipids. Some people who are sensitive to modern wheat often find KAMUT® wheat easier to digest.

The rich, nutty and buttery flavor that KAMUT® wheat provides makes it ideal for both a variety of sweet and savory recipes and is perfect for holiday cooking and baking. Kamut International’s website, http://www.Kamut.com, offers a variety of recipes to try this holiday season or simply replace KAMUT® wheat flour in your favorite holiday recipes.

Below are a couple popular holiday recipes. For more delicious ideas, view the KAMUT® Wheat Holiday Recipe Book on ISSUU here: http://issuu.com/adinnyc/docs/kamut_holiday_recipe_book

KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat Butternut Squash Galette

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash Layer

½ cup butter

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ tsp salt

¾ tsp nutmeg

1 4 lb. butternut squash – use the top part without the seeds, peel, halve and cut ¼” slices

Pastry

1 cup KAMUT® Wheat flour

½ cup all purpose flour

6 Tbs butter

1 Tbs sugar

Gingersnap Layer

2/3 cup KAMUT® wheat rolled flakes

½ cup KAMUT® wheat flour

½ cup sugar

1 tsp ginger

½ tsp cinnamon

12 tsp nutmeg

3 Tbs maple syrup

Preparation:

Pastry:

    Combine all the ingredients and pulse in a food processor until all the ingredients are mixed and resemble breadcrumbs
    Slowly add ice water and combine by hand until a dough is formed. Press into a ball and then flatten to an 8” disc. Wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
    Take a sheet of parchment at least 15” x 20”, dust with flour and roll out the dough to a 15” circle. Don’t worry if the edges are uneven.
    Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Gingersnap Layer:

    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
    Put onto the rolled pastry dough leaving a 2” border.

Butternut Squash Layer:

    In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat, add sugar, salt and nutmeg and cook until combined and bubbly – stir frequently
    Add the squash and cook for 5-8 minutes until tender.
    Remove with tongs and arrange in overlapping circles on top of the gingersnap later and drizzle with the remaining syrup.
    Use the parchment to lift the edges of the pastry and loosely fold over the filling.
    Use the parchment to lift onto a baking sheet and trim the edges close to the galette.
    Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges of the galette are lightly brown.
    Let cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet. Lift the parchment and slide galette onto a serving platter.
    Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat Carrot Cake Cookies.

(Makes around 25 cookies)

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter

1¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1½ tsp vanilla

1/3 cup organic milk

1 cup oat bran

2 cup KAMUT® wheat rolled flakes

1 cup KAMUT® wheat flour

1½ cup shredded carrots

½ cup golden raisins

½ cup baking soda

1tsp salt

1tsp cinnamon

½tsp nutmeg

½tsp ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting (Optional)

8oz cream cheese softened

3Tbs butter softened

16oz confectioners sugar

1tsp vanilla

Preparation:

    Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
    Beat together the butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until just blended. Grease a baking sheet and drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough in the sheet.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    Beat together the ingredients for the frosting and when cookies have cooled pipe some frosting onto each cookie.

About KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat

The mission of Kamut International is to promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations. KAMUT® is a trademark of Kamut International which guarantees high quality standards that are verified by tests from every field.







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