Spelled flour, properties and use

Spelled flour it is obtained by grinding the kernels of plants of the genus Triticum. Low in calories and rich in proteins and vitamins, spelled flour is a food satiating and lightly laxative. Let's find out better. 

> 1. How spelled flour is made

> 2. Properties and use of spelled flour

> 3. Products based on spelled flour

> 4. A recipe up your sleeve



How spelled flour is obtained

Spelled, one of the oldest known cereals in history, it is a resistant wheat of the Graminaceae family that grows on poor soils, even with a harsh climate, unlike other more delicate cereals.

Spelled flour is the product obtained by grinding the kernels of Triticum spelta (or major spelled), Triticum dicoccum (spelled proper, or medium spelled) or Triticum monococcum (or small spelled).

Most spelled flours are made up of greater spelled, less expensive and particularly versatile. Spelled, being so resistant, does not require weeding or fertilization based on non-natural products, therefore it is a cereal generally "clean" of chemicals.


Properties and use of spelled flour

Compared to other cereals, spelled has a lower calorie intake. In fact, spelled only contributes 335 Kcal per 100 grams.

Spelled flour is rich in proteins, B vitamins and it is important as it also contains the methionine, an essential amino acid, involved in the synthesis of carnitine, cysteine ​​and other phospholipids.

The nutritional value of this flour is high. Spelled flour is mainly used for the production of pasta and bread.

The diet based on products derived from spelled is particularly suitable for those who do not digest bread, pasta or other products consisting of hard or soft wheat, but not for i celiac.

Spelled flour has a high fiber content which, together with its remarkable ability to absorb water, makes it a food satiating and lightly laxative.


You can learn more about the properties, calories and nutritional values ​​of spelled


Spelled flour products

Among the products based on spelled flour we remember bread and pasta, but also desserts such as cakes, pies, biscuits and quiches. They can also be made with spelled flour crêpes, wraps, crackers and breadsticks.

Spelled flour has a stronger flavor than wheat flour and is of darker color. It is found in stores that sell organic and natural products, although lately it is also spreading in large supermarkets.


A recipe up your sleeve   

Quiche with spelled, potatoes and fontina
Ingredients for the dough:

  • 200 grams of spelled flour,
  • about half a glass of water,
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil,
  • a pinch of salt. 

Ingredients for the filling:

  • three medium potatoes,
  • fontina,
  • Treviso radicchio,
  • salt and pepper.

Procedure: Prepare the dough for the base by mixing together flour, salt, water and oil and then roll out the measure to line a pan of about 30 cm.

Clean and wash the potatoes and slice them thinly; arrange them in a circle on the base of the pastry, add the chopped radicchio, a pinch of salt, a few cubes of fontina, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and pepper.

Cook at 200 ° for about half an hour, remove from the oven and serve the savory pie hot.


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