Spelt is a particular variety of wheat whose name is the Latin word for fodder. Widespread in the Roman Age, it has just recently been rediscovered, and today it is used in a wide variety of dishes. This graminaceous plant grows in mountain areas and has an erect and resistant stalk with a linear leaf. Thanks to its significant nutritional properties, this wheat is highly recommended for the elderly and children. The ancient variety of spelt that is tasty and rich in fibre is grown in Umbria. Today, organic spelt is also popular and highly prized.
Fruit (kernel), after hulling
Region of Umbria.