Basic Ingredients wholemeal spelt flour will give your homemade bread and other bakes a sweet and nutty flavour.
Spelt flour can be used as it is or combined with other baking ingredients. It is suitable for all types of recipes, from cookies to wholemeal pasta.
What is spelt flour?
It is an ancient wheat has been used for over 5000 years. However, it became more popular since it caught the attention of health professionals as being a valuable addition to a healthy diet. So you may wonder, what is spelt flour?
Spelt is an ancient grain that is milled to make a flour. This can then be used in the same way as any other baking flour.
Spelt flour is high in fibre, B complex vitamins and much more. It contains a lot of the same health benefits of whole grains, such as essential nutrients like iron and zinc. However, unlike other flours, spelt flour is easily digestible.
Basic Ingredients wholemeal spelt flour is a great replacement for recipes that require wheat flour. We also sell white spelt flour which is an ideal substitution for white bread flour.
Is spelt four gluten free?
No. Spelt flour is not gluten free.
Many wheat intolerant customers find that they can eat products made from spelt flour without problem, while still enjoying the taste. This is because the gluten in spelt flour is more fragile and easier to digest compared to normal wheat.
However it still contains wheat and is not suitable for those requiring gluten free ingredients, such as people who have been diagnosed with coeliacs disease.