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Wonders Of Khorasan – Nutritional Ancient Grain We Can Use Instead Of Modern Wheat

Khorasan is an ancient wheat also known as Kamut and is thought to have originated in Egypt. Khorasan is a much larger grain than wheat and is higher in minerals, vitamins and fats and has up to 40% more protein.  This makes it a super energy source plus this gives it it’s unique rich and nutty flavour. Khorasan flour with its gluten ratio is ideal for any kind of baking and along with wheat, it doesn’t lose its texture with freezing. By Jesabe Warner – Naturopath

Khorasan: A Tasty Nutritious Ancient Grain With Benefits To Our Health

A variety of whole grain wheat, kamut (a brand name for khorasan) contains about 250 calories per cup with 7 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. Compared to modern wheat, it is much richer in polyphenols and fatty acids as well as minerals like selenium, which support a healthy immune system. Kamut also offers antioxidant benefits, helping to reduce gut inflammation and reducing pain associated with IBS.

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Kamut (say “ka-moot”) is an ancient grain rich in nutrients and high in energy. Specifically, Kamut is a trademarked name given to khorasan wheat. While it’s been long forgotten, Kamut is making a major comeback. Its flavor is rich and buttery, and it’s easy to digest. Similar to bulgar wheat, Kamut boasts more proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids than does common wheat. Kamut benefits include supporting bone health, balancing hormones, and treating the common cold. To learn more, read on!

Here are 8 kamut (khorasan) benefits and uses:

1. Supports Bone Health

Kamut benefits start with the ability to promote healthy bones. You can thank the manganese present in kamut for this benefit. Manganese helps reduce bone loss, particularly in older women who are susceptible to fractures. As manganese helps regulate hormones and enzymes, it is also involved in bone metabolism.

In fact, one study found that a combination of calcium, zinc, copper and manganese helped lesson spinal bone loss in a group of post-menopausal women.

Kamut has more than 100 percent of your daily manganese needs. Try adding it and other foods high in manganese to help protect the health of your bones.

2. Aids Digestive System

Due to being high in fiber, Kamut benefits your digestive system as well. Kamut is a fibrous carbohydrate, which will clean you out, fill you up, and help fight bacteria. Additionally, Kamut will increase your absorption of nutrients.

The zinc in Kamut also helps regulate digestion. Chronic digestive issues do have a link to a zinc deficiency, so upping your zinc can help to treat such issues.

3. Detoxes the Body

Kamut benefits also help your body remove toxins. And if you experience frequent headaches, bloating, gas, fatigue, muscle aches, skin problems, or bad breath, then you may need to detox your liver. You can help achieve this by eating plenty of detoxifying foods like Kamut (Khorasan)

4. High Source of Protein

The cells, organs, and muscles in our bodies are made up of protein. We need protein to produce hormones, coenzymes, blood cells, and DNA. This is another area in which Kamut benefits come into play. Kamut is high in protein, which also serves to keep you full and help you lose weight.

In fact, a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined protein in relation to weight loss. What researchers found was that higher protein diets improved participants’ appetites and body weight management. Furthermore, protein helped lower participants’ cardiometabolic risk factors. (1)

5. Fights the Common Cold

As mentioned above, Kamut is a good source of zinc. In this way, Kamut benefits include the ability to prevent colds. Zinc is antiviral, in that it attaches itself to receptors in nasal epithelial cells and thereby blocks viral infections.

A 2013 study echoes this. Researchers found that consuming zinc was linked with a significant reduction in the duration of the common cold. (2)

6. Supports Brain Health

Kamut benefits extend to your brain, as well. For example, the manganese in Kamut releases into the synaptic cleft of the brain, positively affecting neurotransmission. This may help in those who suffer from mental illnesses, mood changes, learning disabilities and epilepsy.

A 2013 study, in fact, found that manganese is “pivotal for normal cell function and metabolism.” (3) And another study from 2003 found that a manganese deficiency may lend itself to susceptibility to epilepsy. (4)

7. Balances Hormones

Kamut benefits include the ability to balance hormones, as well. This is due to the zinc and manganese Kamut contains. Zinc increases testosterone, which can boost fertility and overall hormonal health. Furthermore, zinc plays a role in the creation and release of eggs within and from the ovaries.

Balancing hormones is important, as an imbalance can lead to mood swings, problematic menstruation, and even cancer.

8. Lowers Cholesterol

Kamut benefits also include the ability to unclog arteries and lower cholesterol. This is due to it being a high-fiber food. A 2013 study, in fact, found that Kamut (Khorasan) could be effective in reducing metabolic risk factors. (6)

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The Gentle Grain

The Khorasan grain is one of the oldest known to man and has a great number of advantages over modern wheat for many people with wheat intolerance.

It is extremely gentle to the digestive system and many people who experience a variety of symptoms such as bloating, indigestion and rashes (often associated with wheat gluten) find that khorasan is the ideal alternative.

In addition Khorasan is great for those who have Fructose Malabsorption.

Khorasan has a rich, buttery flavour and excellent texture, crust and crumb. It has a sweet taste with no hint of bitterness. This grain is packed full of energy and the protein levels are up to 40% higher than that of modern wheat. Although Khorasan is a delicious white bread, it has dietary fibre higher than a wholemeal wheat flour.

Khorasan is higher in 8 out of the 9 minerals found in wheat. It is rich in B-Vitamins (needed for energy release) and in iron and folate, (essential in red blood cell formation) and high in dietary fibre. Khorasan contains significantly more of the natural antioxidant selenium and is 30% higher in vitamin E. This grain also contains up to 65% more amino acids as well as greater quantities of lipids and fatty acids.

We have many customers who find their digestive system simply cannot tolerate wheat but find that Khorasan enables them to make breads, cakes, scones and all those other items that they have been missing out on. The maxim is-if you can make it with wheat, you can make it with khorasan. This includes pasta and pizza base and also sourdoughs.

Our experience with customer feedback is that khorasan is even gentler to the digestive system than spelt.

For The Technically Minded.

A substantial amount of research has been conducted regarding wheat sensitivity and Khorasan. Conclusions are that "For most wheat sensitive people, khorasan grain can be an excellent substitute for common wheat.

An excellent and informative description of Khorasan can be found in Wikipedia as well as references to other ancient grains

Although we are aware that some with coeliac disease claim they find Khorasan sufficiently gentle for their digestion, it does contain a form of gluten and therefore we make no recommendation. In these cases we believe it is best to seek your own medical advice.

Should you have a total gluten intolerance such as coeliac disease, there are products listed on this site which are more likely to suit your needs. These can be found in the gluten free product section.

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Wikipedia Says The Following

Product use

Khorasan wheat is used similarly as modern wheat. Its grains can be consumed whole, or milled into flour. It can be found in breads, bread mixes, breakfast cereals, cookies, pancakes, bulgur, baked goods, pastas, drinks, beer, and snacks.

Apart from its nutritional qualities, Khorasan wheat is recognized for its smooth texture and nutty, buttery flavor.[4]


In a 100-gram (3+1⁄2-ounce) reference serving, Khorasan wheat provides 1,410 kilojoules (337 kilocalories) of food energy and is a rich source (more than 19% of the Daily Value, DV) of numerous essential nutrients, including protein (29% DV), dietary fiber (46% DV), several B vitamins and dietary minerals, especially manganese (136% DV) (table). Khorasan wheat is 11% water, 70% carbohydrates, 2% fat and 15% protein (table).


Khorasan wheat has high protein content which improves its vitreousness[10] which indicates a high milling yield.[4]


As khorasan wheat contains gluten, it is unsuitable for people with gluten-related disorders, such as celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy sufferers, among others.[11]

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Some Benefits In Wholegrains

 Support Healthy Digestion

Thanks to the fibre content that keeps the bowel movements regular and help ward off digestive issues like constipation, diarrhoea and others. Whole grains also contain lactic acid that promote good bacteria in the large intestine and aid digestion, and further promote better nutrition absorption.

May Reduce Inflammation

Whole grains have been linked with reduced inflammatory conditions that can cause asthma, arthritis, et al. Whole grains may also cut levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, which has been associated with heart diseases and type-2 diabetes.

Are A Boon For Diabetics

Whole grains are rich in fibre that can help to delay the absorption of glucose in the blood. This will reduce the chances of spiking blood sugar levels that can be dangerous for diabetics. Furthermore, whole grains like oats and brown rice are deemed as low-glycaemic foods that also prevent spiking blood sugar levels, reducing the chances of developing type-2 diabetes.

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Dangers Of Modern Wheat You Should Know!

Modern Day Wheat that Affects our Health Poorly. You can even get a 'Wheat Belly' similar to a 'Beer Belly' But that is not all - many people can't handle GRAINS at all, much less Wheat. Wheat is also a common cause of Lethagy. Too much can lead to Diabetes and Auto Immune. Like Sugar, those bakery items don't sound so good now, do they?

FACT: Most Wheat Flours and Bakery Goods have a nasty chemical in them called Bromide that is not only toxic to our body, it affects our Iodine Level, and Thyroid over time, and our Metabolism.

Khorasan, a "Paleo Wheat" That Could Improve Our Heart Health? Study Shows Sign. Improvements in Inflammation, Glucose & Lipid Metabolism vs. Regular Wheat Products

You all know that cardiovascular Disease (CVD) causes approximately one-third of all deaths globally in both developed and developing countries. In fact, coronary Heart Disease is the largest contributor of CVD, and encompasses Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), which is an acute pathology associated with atherosclerotic plaque rupture and interruption of coronary blood to myocardial tissue.

As Whittaker et al. point out in the prelude to their latest article in the Open Access journal nutrients, patients with ACS are at particularly high risk of both fatal and non-fatal recurrent cardiovascular events despite stringent medical therapies (Whittaker. 2015).

It is thus obvious that any dietary and/or lifestyle changes that could reduce the incidence of Acute Coronary Syndrome could be a literal lifesaver. In the experiment Anne Whittaker and her colleagues describe in the previously mentioned paper, the scientists from the University of Florence examined whether replacing regular wheat products with organic khorasan wheat (aka Kamut(R), which is a commercially available version of khorosan wheat), an ancient grain with previously reported health benefits in clinically healthy subjects, could be this lifesaver and can provide additive protective effects in reducing lipid, oxidative and inflammatory risk factors, in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in comparison to a similar replacement diet using products made from organic modern wheat.

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