Einka® is Bluebird Grain Farms brand name for whole grain einkorn. When you buy Bluebird Einka® our guarantee to you is that you are getting a 100% whole grain (never pearled) for maximum nutrient density. Unlike most einkorn products, often imported from Canada and Italy, our Einka® is organically produced right here in the USA under strict regenerative farming practices by Bluebird Grain Farms in Eastern Washington.
Like emmer and spelt, einkorn is a type of farro; an Italian term for “ancient hulled wheat.” Einkorn is a petite ancient grain berry; rich in protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids. Is is considered the mother grain to all modern wheats, the oldest wheat on the market today. It contains natural carotenoids that are commonly found in vegetables. It has a low gluten content which is reflective of its simple chromosome count of 14. Many people with gluten sensitivities can easily digest einkorn with no allergic effects (it does contain some gluten so is not suitable for people with Celiac Disease).
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 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.