Kamut is an ancient wheat (which means it does have gluten) that has a nutty, earthy flavor. It is a complex carbohydrate with 4 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and 70% daily value of manganese per serving. It can be made into a hot cereal (like oatmeal) by cooking it in water for about three minutes. It can also be used in muesli, granola, energy bars, and baked goods.
I first tried making it into a hot cereal. Review: Different, but good. It isn’t a creamy cereal, but instead a nutty, rich, and earthy grain. In my opinion, kamut is more of a savory grain rather than a sweet grain. I liked it with a dash of olive oil and some salt and pepper.
I also tried adding kamut to some nuts, and toasting them to make a yummy salad topping (or granola). Eden sent a recipe booklet with a nice recipe called Curry in a Hurry. I will definitely be trying this soon!
Eden Organics started out as a Co-op in Ann Arbor, but they slowly began to grow into an world-wide business. They pride themselves on being a truly natural company. While browing through their catalog, I saw that they carried a lot of authentic Japanese products like brown rice mochi, macha tea, and wasabi.
Thanks so much, Eden Organics, for the Kamut Flakes!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Have you ever tried Kamut Flakes? Or any other exotic grain? I swear that each time I go to the grocery store, a new “ancient, superfood” grain is being sold!