Kamut®, Whole Grain Wheat

Kamut®, Whole Grain Wheat – A Vegan Pantry Ingredient from Vegan Venue

Kamut®, Whole Grain Wheat is a registered brand of whole wheat that is supposed to be a non-hybrid enchant wheat from Egypt.

Kamut, Whole Grain Wheat

Kamut, Whole Grain Wheat

Kamut brand wheat is the registered trade name of Kamut International, Ltd., who cultivated a viable grain that was supposedly found in a jar in a pyramid in Egypt and planted it in the United States. This could be the Egyptian wheat mentioned in the Bible (Exodus 9:32). The nutritional values of kamut are compared with conventional wheat (see below).

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TABLE A: NUTRITIONAL VALUES FOR COMMON WHEAT AND KAMUT BRAND WHEAT

  Common Wheat a. Kamut Brand Wheat b.
PROXIMATE:
water 11.5% 9.8%
food energy/100g (calories) 335 359
protein 12.3% 17.3%
total lipid (fat) 1.9% 2.6%
carbohydrate 72.7% 68.2%
crude fiber 2.1% 1.8%
ash 1.66% 1.82%
MINERALS: (mg/100g)
calcium 30 31
iron 3.9 4.2
magnesium 117 153
phosphorus 396 411
potassium 400 446
sodium 2.0 3.8
zinc 3.2 4.3
copper 0.44 0.46
manganese 3.8 3.2
VITAMINS: (mg/100g)    
thiamin (B1) 0.42 0.45
riboflavin (B2) 0.11 0.12
niacin 5.31 5.54
pantothenic acid 0.91 0.23
vitamin B6 0.35 0.08
folacin 0.0405 0.0375
vitamin E 1.2 1.7
LIPIDS: (g/100g)
saturated 0.303 0.550
16:0 (palmitic acid) monounsaturated 0.225 0.400
18:1 (oleic acid) polyunsaturated 0.733 1.580
18:2 (linoleic acid) 0.035 0.125
cholesterol 18:3 (linolenic acid) 0.0 0.0
AMINO ACIDS: (g/100g)
tryptophan 0.194 0.117
threonine 0.403 0.540
isoleucine 0.630 0.600
leucine 0.964 1.23
lysine 0.361 0.440
methionine 0.222 0.250
cystine 0.348 0.58
phenylalanine 0.675 0.85.
tyrosine 0.404 0.430
valine 0.624 0.800
arginine 0.610 0.860
histidine 0.321 0.430
alanine 0.491 0.630
aspartic acid 0.700 0.980
glutamic acid 4.68 5.97
glycine 0.560 0.650
proline 1.50 1.44
serine 0.662 0.930

a. Agriculture Handbook No. 8-20, “Cereal Grains and Pasta” 1988, pp 20071-20076.

b. Medallion Laboratories’ Analytical Report No. 88011589 done for Montana Flour & Grains on Kamut brand wheat October 24, 1988.

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