Dinkel Flour: What is it and does it help us?

Dinkel Flour: What is it and does it help us?


-Should I buy bread with Dinkel flour?

-Yes… Hmmm … I will say no better… Maybe later…

-Basically what is Dinkel flour?

If the above thoughts are flooding you, then you have opened the appropriate article. Multiple questions arise when listening to flour. First and foremost, how can I limit the flour consumption?

Flour has often been blamed for weight gain – and not unjustly – although, let’s not forget, that everything has to do with quantity! During this marathon, therefore, to limit flour in our lives, many alternative varieties of flour have emerged and launched that have been dynamically integrated into our diet in recent years. Some of them such as oatmeal, hot, almond flour, and of course wholemeal flour you may have already tried. But have you ever tried Dinkel flour or not yet? Are you scared of it? Didn’t you know that well enough? And somewhere here the discussion returns to its original question, what is Dinkel flour?

Dinkel flour is undoubtedly one of the healthiest flours and belongs to the same family as our famous wheat. It first appeared in the Middle East and gradually expanded to Europe until it was replaced by common wheat flour. In Germany, which is widely used, it is known as Dinkel flour while in other parts of the world it is called Spelt. Its main difference with common flour lies in the fact that it is particularly rich in nutrients not only in its bark but also in the seed. It contains a large percentage of iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins B1 and B2 and fiber. In fact, its protein content is 10-25% higher than other wheat varieties. Although Dinkel flour has high levels of gluten, like other types of wheat, it can be consumed without fear by those suffering from celiac disease, as it is much more digestible due to the large number of water-soluble substances it contains.

However, its advantages are not limited to the nutritional part but also extend to the environmental level. What do I mean by that? The fact that its outer skin is hard makes it more resistant to insects and disease, and therefore preferred for organic crops. Not a trivial reason!

I do not think you need other reasons to include it directly in your diet! I have already done it and I share with you the most enjoyable way..