Einkorn Wheat has been around since the Neolithic era, approximately 18,000 years! It’s an Ancient Grain packed full of nutrients that hasn’t been tainted by genetic mutilation. Its integrity has been preserved, but does it stand the test of time?
According to recent studies, people who have celiac disease are often able to eat Einkorn Wheat without any issues, due to the fact that it has no trace of gliadin, an essential class of proteins that make up gluten. It’s these T-cells in modern wheat that causes the negative autoimmune response in celiac and gluten intolerant individuals.
Wheat was originally hybridized during the 20th century, to produce higher yields and create a more hearty crop. This was done in an effort to combat famine and world hunger. Today, wheat continues to be changed and altered to combat new diseases and pests that are growing stronger because of this altering of nature. This is why we see a growing number of people today with intolerance’s and allergies to gluten and wheat products.
I am one of those people.
I have not been diagnosed with celiac disease, however, I do have a strong gluten intolerance. Whenever I eat it, I develop a migraine, uncomfortable bloating and gas, and constipation.
I heard about Einkorn wheat from a recent documentary, Sustainable.
I’m a naturalist. I believe we should follow nature’s natural wisdom and not taint the harmony and balance it create a without our intervention and control. Naturally, when I heard about an Ancient Grain my ancestors thrived on that even celiac people could enjoy, my interest was instantly peaked.
I immediately went to the health food store I work at and bought a bag of Einkorn All-Purpose Flour (I’m amazed it was that easy to track down).
I brought my flour home and went to work on making myself “authentic” Whole Wheat Bread. I had to know if this would leave me feeling in pain, or perfectly fine afterwards.
A couple hours of hard work and lots of love paid off.
I had my bread.
And it was perfect. It has been three days since I tried it and I feel perfectly fine. No headache. No inflammation. No gas or bloating. No constipation.
I deem this experiment an official success.
For those of you who are curious as I am, I left the recipe below for you to try out for yourself!
Einkorn Bread (Vegan)