Einka® is Bluebird Grain Farms own brand of einkorn products- our Einka® brand einkorn is always organically produced, grown by our team of family farmers in eastern Washington, and 100% whole grain (never pearled) for maximum nutrient density. Our 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. Keep in mind that it is a “whole grain flour” and tends to absorb moisture more rapidly than common all purpose flour. This often requires adding more moisture. Its low gluten content and chromosome count of 14 make it easy to digest and beloved by those suffering from gluten sensitivities.
Like emmer and spelt, einkorn is a type of farro; an Italian term for “ancient hulled wheat.” It is a petite ancient grain berry; rich in protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids. It contains natural carotenoids that are commonly found in vegetables. Einkorn 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).