Much more flavorful than industrial cream of wheat, our Cream of Spelt Cereal imparts spelt’s sweet, buttery flavor, and superior nutritional value, in a cereal that cooks in less than a minute!
Spelt contains more protein, fats and crude fibre than wheat and also has large amounts of Vitamin B17 (anti-carcinoma). It also contains special carbohydrates which play a decisive role in blood clotting and stimulate the body’s immune system so as to increase its resistance to infection.
From mysterious origins to mystical healing powers, spelt claims a history as rich as its unmistakable sweet, buttery, nutty flavor. Spelt, also known as “Dinkel” or German wheat, developed through the spontaneous crossing of the wild goat grasses (Aegilops squarrosa) and Emmer (an ancient Egyptian grain) between 6000 and 5000 years before the Christian Era. This wilder crop boasts a very impressive lineup of nutritive qualities. In ancient Greek mythology, spelt was given to the people by the goddess Demeter, and in the 12th century, Hildegaard von Bingen, the first nutritionist in Germany, called spelt the best grain of all, and prescribed it for everyday health maintenance and as the first medicine to a very wide range of ailments and conditions. Spelt contains more protein, fats and crude fibre than wheat and also has large amounts of Vitamin B17 (anti-carcinoma). It also contains special carbohydrates which play a decisive role in blood clotting and stimulate the body’s immune system so as to increase its resistance to infection. Shagbark’s Oberkülmer Spelt is grown at the Mark Beaver Organic Farm. The Beavers never use GMO varieties, as is required to be Certified Organic.
Shagbark Seed & Mill has been offering Ohio-grown, Certified Organic dry beans and freshly milled grains since 2010. Not only are we creating markets for our family farm partners with restaurants, schools, bakeries, and home kitchens throughout our region, we are changing the face of milled products–a change you can taste! We offer the freshest products available because we mill to order every week in Athens! Our partnerships with local bakeries and tortillerias help produce Shagbark's 100% Spelt Pasta , Fresh Corn Tortillas , Original Tortilla Chips , Black Bean & Corn Tortilla Chips , and Cornbread Crackers .
And Shagbark’s milling and seed-cleaning hub is Certified Organic ( by OEFFA) . Farming under Organic Certification means active crop rotations, no petro-chemicals, no GMO seeds, and agricultural practices that build soil, support healthy ecosystems, and protect water.
We also offer rock-bottom pricing to school and community food access programs and sponsor the Ohio Paw Paw Festival , the Nelsonville Music Festival, local camps, summer art programs, coal town tours, and activists in our region.
The results? Strong communities, clean water, healthy soil, good company, and great eating! Ready to join the Staple Food Revolution ? Join us and try all of Shagbark's products !