Try It Tuesday : Kamut

So this last week we tried kamut. What is it you ask? Kamut is an ancient relative of our regular ‘ol common wheat. The grain is actually a couple times larger than wheat and it contains 20–40% more protein, is higher in lipids, amino acids and vitamins and minerals. And because it hasn’t been messed with by modern plant breeders, it retains all of the good stuff that it did thousands of years ago. And while it’s not gluten free, some people with wheat sensitivities can tolerate it, which is why I thought we’d give it a try for my husband as well as try it for nutritional reasons for all of us.

I ended up making a pizza crust with it and while it looked great, the crust was a bit crumblier than we would like. I also didn’t like the taste as much as we liked the spelt. All in all it wasn’t bad, it just won’t be our new favorite. I do plan on using it mixed with either spelt or wheat flour to bake a couple loaves of bread, so we’ll see how I like those!

So what did you try this week? If you’ve blogged about it yourself leave the link in the comments and I’ll add them into the post!

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship is trying Greener Safer DW Detergent

Stacy tried Sorrel Avocado Soup

Becky has tried Radicchio and Orange Salad

Alison is trying to drink more water

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship says:
  2. I recently tried sorrel for the first time! I made sorrel avocado soup.

    http://www.completelyedible.com/2009/06/sorrel-avocado-soup/

  3. Michelle @ Find Your Balance says:

    I tried making homemade granola sweetened only with banana and 1 Tbl. maple syrup.

    did you use whole kamut, ground yourself? or kamut flour store bought?

    i love the idea for this blog, I am quite certain that diet can positively affect fertility! glad to have found you!

  4. Alison @ Hospitality Haven says:

    I have started to try to drink more water!

    http://alison.blogsome.com/2009/06/02/h2o/

  5. Donielle says:

    Michelle – It’s store bought already ground. unfortunately I don’t have a grain mill yet. But it’s on the wish list!

  6. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship says:

    I'm looking into trying new whole grains too…definitely something that takes a little guts!

  7. Alisa - Go Dairy Free says:

    I just found this through Becky's blog, what a cool idea! I may have to join in :)