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What's up with spelt? All I can figure out is that it's better than wheat. I guess.

Is it true that spelt contains all essential amino acids? I read this today, but was/am under the impression that soy is the only single vegetable source of complete amino acids.

Also, I've only seen spelt bread. What else do they make with it? spaghetti? cereal? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

I think I need to do more research.

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also cookies, cakes.. yum.

i think the main reason why people choose spelt over wheat is that it's gluten-free. lots of people are allergic to wheat, too.
 

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I am not sure, but I have never heard that soy is the *only* complete plant source for essential amino acids. As far as I know, brazil nuts are pretty complete too, correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks for the site, chook
always interesting to read about new grains.
 

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Originally posted by VegAnna

I am not sure, but I have never heard that soy is the *only* complete plant source for essential amino acids. As far as I know, brazil nuts are pretty complete too, correct me if I'm wrong.
our bodies when given proper nutrition can produce all amino acids (protein is a string of amino acids) necessary to function properly except for I think 8 specific ones. Aside from one web page which said that spelt is a complete protein, all info I've ever read on soy led me to think soy is the only complete protein from a veg source. Which isn't to say that you can't get all essential amino acids collectively elsewhere, but you get the point.

Brazil nuts are awesome.

Variety and moderation are key.

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This is what I kinow about spelt: It's related to wheat, but it's easier to digest and higher in protein. I think some people who are allergic to wheat can eat it, but I'm not sure if that's true for everyone. I think it tastes just like whole wheat, so I use it for anything I would use whole wheat for. I started using it because I have a touchy digestive tract and because I like that it's more nutritious.
 

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Just the other day I bought my first loaf a spelt bread!

I've seen spelt products on the shelves and never really tried them before. It was great!

I was shopping for something different since my husband has begun an allergy to wheat, and almost everything we have in the house is wheat!

thanks for the spelt.com link, I always like to read and learn more.
 
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