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.
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. The low glycemic index ( 0) of Einkorn and low chromosome count, 14 (modern wheats are over 60), can make it easier to digest. It does contain gluten and is not suitable for those suffering from celiac disease.