Facts about Einkorn


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Einkorn (Triticum Monoccocum) takes us on a culinary journey to the Neolithic age in Eastern Europe, over 17,000 years ago. It is considered to be the mother grain to Emmer. Einka® is Bluebird Grain Farms own brand of whole grain Einkorn wheat products. The trademark guarantees qualities and attributes of our Einkorn wheat products that include:

  • Grown on a 100%  certified organic system, sun cured, and stored by Bluebird Grain Farms
  • Organically processed to order by Bluebird Grain Farms (never shipped out to a 3rd party for processing)
  • Contains a minimum percentage of 16% protein
  • A pure genetic variety of Triticum Monococcum (never blended with other wheat products, hybridized or modified)
  • Grown in USA

With the growing pressures of large industry modifying and hybridizing seed to meet large scale demands, a trademark on our Einkorn products is one way our small farm business can communicate to our customers the standards and qualities that our products maintain. Learn more facts about einkorn!

Einkorn is a nutritional powerhouse.

Similar to Emmer, Einkorn is rich in protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids. Bluebird Einkorn is 100% organic, nutrient dense, sun cured, stored onsite, and freshly milled on our family farm.

Einkorn is especially delicious and versatile in the kitchen.

Petite, soft and slightly sweet with faint vanilla tones, this simple ancient wheat berry offers wonderful possibilities for pilafs, risottos, soups, and salads. Simmer whole berries in stock or water for 25-30 minutes, covered. Then drain and use it for a wonderful side dish.

Bluebird Einkorn flour yields a beautiful light, airy, ancient-grain flour with mild vanilla tones. It is high in protein and packed with essential vitamins and trace minerals. It performs beautifully in pie crusts, biscuits, cookies, cakes, muffins, and other quick bread recipes. It is a “whole grain flour”: the germ and bran have not been removed. Whole grain flours tend to absorb moisture more rapidly than common all purpose flour. This often requires adding more liquid to your recipes. Its low gluten content and chromosome count of 14 make it easy to digest by those suffering from gluten sensitivities.

Facts About Einkorn for Making Bread

Fun Facts about Einkorn

  • Einkorn means ‘one kernel’ in German.
  • Grows a single grain per spikelet on the head of the plant.
  • The last food of Otzi the Iceman, c. 3300 BC.
  • Wild varieties still found in Bulgaria.