Archive for October, 2009

What is Spelt?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

By:  Joy Schrock, President of Berlin Natural Bakery


Spelt (triticum Spelta) is an ancient grain, literally thousands of years old…the third original grain after emmer and einkorn.  Referred to many times in the Bible, “spelten cakes sustained Moses and the Children of Israel on their exodus out of Egypt”.

Spelt originated in the fertile crescent region also referred to as the Garden of Eden.  Over time, spelt “naturally” made its way to the mountainous and undulating region of Southern Germany and the neighboring areas.

Spelt thrived in this region due to the medium altitude and heat stress free climate.   Spelt made its way to America not through natural migration, but in seed form amongst the valuable possessions of its many immigrants.

In Europe spelt is the creme de la creme of grains…in a class of its own.  Perhaps it is because spelt is native to their region…they’ve been eating it for centuries and actually know what it is.  In Italy, it is referred to as farro…used to prepare gourmet dishes of all types.  In Germany spelt is referred to as dinkel…Germany’s premier grain of choice.

Spelt is higher in nutritional value than that of common wheat, higher in water solubility making it easier to digest and invaluable to those that suffer with certain wheat allergies/sensitivities.

The only thing that exceeds it’s nutritional value is its taste.  Slightly nutty, slightly sweet…sure to please even those with the most discriminating of palettes.

You can find premier spelt products made from 100% genuine german spelt in our online store by clicking the icon below!

Welcome to Berlin Natural Bakery’s Blog!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

All of us at Berlin Natural Bakery welcome you and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share our passion for the Natural Health Industry with you.

Our passion for the Natural Health Industry does not just include a passion for spelt.  It also includes:

- Industry news

- New products and product reviews

- Insight into the issues that we face in the natural health world…retailers, distributors, mega manufacturer’s, FDA, etc.

- Keeping you up to date on natural health issues that could effect you and your life.

- Debunking the myths in natural health and evaluating the latest trends

- Spelt recipes that we’ve developed as well as recipes that our customers have been kind enough to share with us over the years.

- Guest blogs written by industry leaders, manufacturers, retailers, doctors, acupuncturists, wellness experts, plant breeders and scientists.

This blog is not an effort to convince you about our philosophy…it is to educate you, challenge your thinking and to give you additional information that may not be easily available to you.

amish heritage

We will also be sharing information from our heritage, our community and our company.  Providing you with an insight into Amish life unlike what you will find else where such as…

- Story of an Amish family…what it is like growing up in an Amish home, what they believe and the traditions that they observe and why.

- Amish recipes that are loved in the community

- Home Remedies and Household tips

We are committed to providing you with an enjoyable experience when you visit our blog.  We hope you share your thoughts and suggestions with us.  We want to get to know you, what matters to you and how we can help increase the quality of the lives of you and your families.

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Peace and Blessings,
Joy Schrock
Berlin Natural Bakery