Photo by Victoria Norkin. Feature written by Kristin Caringer
Kamut is an ancient wheat variety that was only recently rediscovered. While its origins are commonly disputed, the health benefits this grain has to offer is far proven. With a high protein, low-fat profile, Kamut also comes packed with selenium, zinc, magnesium and iron in addition to being an excellent source of dietary fiber.
With a natural nutty flavor and firm texture, Kamut is an excellent recommendation for pilafs, cold salads, and soups. The Kamut berries retain their texture and hold up in soups and stews without becoming mushy or soft. Given this characteristic, it is recommended soaking them overnight to reduce cooking time given their density. Rest assured it is well worth the extra effort!