30 Jun '12, 5pm

Ancient Heritage Wheat May Spell Tolerance for Gluten-Sensitive People

Across the country, there’s a growing sentiment to turn back to our roots. Both in terms of how we grow our food and the heirloom seeds that we use to do it. Heritage grains, those that were around long before grains were widely hybridized to boost yield, are a part of the growing phenomenon, according to a story in Pacific Standard . Einkorn the Answer One in particular that's getting some special attention is einkorn, a nutritious ancient grain that may be digestible to those with gluten allergies. Einkorn has a different gluten structure than modern grains, made up of far fewer chromosomes. Eli Rogosa, Director of Heritage Wheat Conservancy , is working on a study on ancient grains and gluten sensitivity. According to Pacific Standard : Rogosa, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is testing to see if gluten-sensitive celiacs can tolerate the gr...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/Ancient-heritage-wheat-m...

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