Unlike whole wheat that causes weight gain and diseases, einkorn weight is more nutritious. The main differences are:
Einkorn grains are much smaller than modern forms of wheat which have been genetically altered and are ideal for large-scale production and distribution.
Einkorn is easier to digest because it contains the A genome instead of the D genome (different type of gluten) which is much healthier and passes the ELISA test.
Einkorn helps in preventing diseases because it contains more carotenoids. In modern wheat, it is harder to find carotenoids.
Einkorn is the purest type of wheat making it a healthy substitute.
Einkorn is a diploid like most plants, meaning it has two sets of chromosomes, while modern bread wheat has six sets.
Einkorn not only has 40% more protein and 15% less starch, it takes the blue ribbon in all these categories:
- 2 times more lutein than modern wheat (lutein is the “good guy” in tomatoes).
- 42% more zinc.
- 80% more manganese.
- 25% more magnesium, a mineral that most Americans are widely deficient in.
- 22% more iron.
- 20% more fiber.
- Einkorn has nearly twice the antioxidant (cancer-fighting) activity as durum wheat (30% more than modern bread wheat).