Triticum turgidum ssp. turanicum
Very beautiful seedheads with kernels 2-3 times the size of modern wheats. Similar to Durum. Prized for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/buttery taste, and firm texture. Higher in protein, selenium, amino acids, and vitamin E than most modern wheat. Used as whole grain berries or whole grain flour, and makes bread, superior pasta and puffed wheat. Some report that it is less allergenic. An ancient variety that probably originated in the Fertile Crescent, it is spring planted and very drought tolerant. In 1990, "KAMUT" was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorasan wheat variety. It is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This seed is sold for home garden use only.