Ancient Einkorn

Nature’s Original Wheat

Jovial Foods is proud to offer you einkorn, the world’s most ancient wheat,
and the only wheat that’s never been hybridized. Einkorn is a delicious, healthy alternative to modern, mass market wheat and can be an excellent solution for those with gluten sensitivity.

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Never hybridized, einkorn is pure and nutritious, and a wonderful way to improve your health and wellness.

Einkorn was one of the first foods planted, at the birth of agriculture 10,000 years ago. It grew wild for millions of years before that.

Einkorn has more protein than any other grain

Einkorn is packed with more nutrients, vitamins, and dietary minerals than regular wheat. Einkorn has 40% more protein and 15% less starch than commercial wheat, plus abundant B Vitamins and trace minerals like iron.

Learn more about this super-nutritious ancient grain

A Good Gluten?

Einkorn grows tall and proud, just the way nature intended. The gluten in einkorn lacks the high molecular weight proteins that many people can’t digest. If you are sensitive to modern wheat, einkorn may provide a delicious alternative. Einkorn does contain gluten and is not ok for those with celiac disease.

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Einkorn just tastes great.

Einkorn isn’t just rich in history and nutrients – it’s also packed with flavor. This isn’t one of those superfoods you have to force yourself to enjoy. Intensive farming stripped most wheat of its taste along with its nutritional value. Go back to nature’s original wheat for a pleasing flavor that will nourish.

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Just a few years ago, einkorn was close to extinction

Einkorn was abandoned 5,000 years ago, because it is difficult to harvest and mill, and has one fifth the yields of modern wheat.

The Evolution of Wheat

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So where did we get it?

We worked in Italy with a group of researchers who were replenishing original seeds. We started planting just 50 acres in 2009 and now we are the largest growers of einkorn in the world.