Spelt is an ancient grain and is said to be one of the oldest cultivated crops in human history. Spelt is recognised for its various health and nutritional benefits and can be used as a substitute for common wheat flour.
Some of the health and nutritional benefits include:
- High levels of protein
- High fibre
- Contains various vitamins and minerals
- Can assist with healthy digestion
- Can help boost immune system and blood circulation
- Can help improve bone health
Not only does spelt have several health benefits… it also tastes great with a delicious mild nutty flavour! Best of all… San Remo offer a spelt pasta in different shapes including spaghetti and spirals! Unlike some whole wheat pasta which can break more easily, spelt is naturally hardier, tends to hold its texture and it will hold perfectly with sauces and any other ingredients. Although still containing gluten, it is different to the gluten found in normal common wheat. The gluten in spelt has a higher water solubility which makes it much easier to break down and digest (contact your medical professional for advise if you have a gluten intolerance).
You can find San Remo’s delicious spelt range in most Coles, Woolworth and Independent stores around Australia.
If you’d like to see some amazing pasta recipes from San Remo, check out: http://sanremo.com.au/.