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KITLIVING

Used The ancient Egyptian

word for wheat, kamut

(khorasan wheat) has

been making something

of a comeback and,

despite being relatively unknown on these

shores, it has a fascinating history. Rich

and nutty in flavour, with a delightfully

chewy texture, the grain is so ancient, in

fact, legend has it that kamut was found

in Egyptian tombs while, over in Turkey,

farmers refer to it as 'Camel's Tooth' due

to its long, elongated shape. Some even

call it the 'Prophet's wheat', based on

another legend that Noah took the grain

with him on the ark.

Fast-forward to more recent times,

kamut made its way to the States in

1949, when a farmer in Montana received

a batch of kernels from his soldier son

stationed in Europe. Over the next 15

years, it was grown locally and seen as

a novelty at craft fairs and markets but

didn't really take off. It was trialled in Corn

Nuts snacks before finally emerging into

the health food arena in the mid-80s. Over

the years, kamut has featured in loaves

of bread, pasta, cereals, snacks, pastries,

crackers, beer and even grain coffee.

The company behind the brand - kamut

International - continues to invest in

nutritional research to find out more about

its unique and distinctive characteristics.

Health benefits

According to Egyptologists, the root

meaning of kamut is 'Soul of the Earth'.

Perhaps it's down to the fact that it's more

nutritious than regular kinds of wheat.

Kamut is about 30% higher in protein, rich

Cooked, based on a 1-cup serving

(172g): Calories: 227; Total fat: 1.4g; Sat

fat: 0.1g; Carbs: 47.5g; Sugars: 5.3g;

Protein: 9.8g; Fibre: 7.4g

Nutrition of kamut

MAKING CARBS COUNT Recipe overleaf

in fibre and fatty acids, boasting a long list

of trace vitamins and minerals, like zinc,

magnesium and selenium. No wonder it's

climbing the popularity stakes alongside

its trendy cousins quinoa, teff, spelt and

buckwheat.

And it gets better. Pronounced kahmoot, kamut has

a low glycaemic index

(GI) and is even easier to digest than other

grains. While it contains gluten - and so

not suitable for coeliacs - people with

intolerances may find they can enjoy and

reap the benefits from it.

Cooking with kamut

Kamut is an excellent alternative to a

wide range of rice dishes. You can use it

in tabbouleh instead of bulgur wheat or

even experiment with kamut flour. Use it

instead of wholewheat pastry flour or to

thicken sauces instead of wheat flours.

The whole grain is also super versatile,

delicious in pilafs, soups and salads -

perfect for spring and summer months.

You'll need to pre-soak the grains

overnight, then cook 2-3 parts water

to 1-part kamut and simmer for 40-45

minutes. You can also try steaming: this

will take around an hour using about 2 1/2

parts water to 1-part kamut.

You can see why kamut is definitely

something to keep in your store cupboard.

Index

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  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  5. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect
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  11. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
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  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  17. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
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  22. NHS UK coronovirus information
  23. Second Nature lifestyle behaviour change
  24. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  25. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  26. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  27. Diabetes UK helpline
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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