Along with einkorn wheat, emmer was one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. It was widely cultivated in the ancient world and was the daily staple of the Ancient Egyptians for thousands of years. It is now a crop which is grown in a limited form in mountainous regions of Europe and Asia.
It gives good yields on poor soils, and it is particularly resistant to fungal diseases that are prevalent in wet areas. Today, emmer is grown in Armenia, Morocco, Spain (Asturias), the Carpathian mountains on the border of the Czech and Slovak republics, Albania, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Greece and Italy. It is also grown in the United States as a specialty product and its cultivation is increasing in the mountainous regions of Italy
Jack Berry™ Wholegrain Emmer Flour is milled for optimum flavour, nutrition, and performance. The flour is high in protein, rich in fibre, protein, magnesium, iron and other vitamins such as Vitamin B3. It is a complete protein source when combined with legumes, which makes it an excellent addition to a vegetarian diet or for anyone looking for a plant-based high-protein food source. Emmer flour is ideal for making muffins, bread, pancakes and pasta.