Kamut

One of the most wonderful of all grains, kamut comes form the ancient Egyptian word for wheat. This grain was a staple in the Egyptian lifestyle and was probably one of grains that Joseph stored for Pharaoh. Kamut was re-discovered about 1950 by a farmer from Montana who brought home a handful of kernels form Egypt and planted them on his farm.

Kamut has a rich, deliciously buttery flavor and chewy texture. It is wonderful to use in breads and pancakes. It does contain gluten, but many wheat-sensitive people eat it without any reaction.

Its kernels are two to three times larger than wheat, 30 percent highter in protein, and richer in magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E.

Kamut flakes, similar to oatmeal, are made by heating whole grains and then pressing them flat.

Use kamut flour in pancakes cookies, and pastries. Use whole-grain kamut in salads, soups, and side dishes.

*For nutritional content and recipes see the book "Those Wonderful Grains-2nd Edition," by Chef Brad


Nutritional Information

Fiber Content: 2.0 grams per 0.5 cup

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Kamut Usage

Salad
Soup
Yeasted Breads
Pancakes & Pastries
Cookies & Treats
Meat Substitutes
Non-Yeasted
Breads & Cakes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Yes

Kamut Cooking Times

Cooking Ratio
Stove Top
Electric Pressure Cooker
Stove Top Pressure Cooker
1:3.0
120 Minutes
20 Minutes
50 Minutes

The Electric Pressure Cooker is Chef Brad's favorite pan for cooking breakfast cereals. It cooks fast and turns to a keep warm mode. Grains stay hot and in perfect condition for hours when cooked using the electric pressure cooker.

Most grains do well in the pressure cooker. Natural release method is recommended. Meaning after suggested cooking time turn off heat and let the pressure come down naturally.

Versatile Kamut

I adore this grain. Try grinding it into flour and making waffles. It is wonderful. I really like the cooked whole grain in salads. Chewy and tasty, you can't go wrong.