What are the benefits of spelt?
olive nutritionist Kerry Torrens says: “Packed with energising and immune-strengthening vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B3, zinc and iron, spelt is an ancient form of wheat. It supplies more protein than conventional wheat, including gluten (making spelt unsuitable for those with coeliac disease).
However, the gluten in spelt is more water-soluble, making it easier to digest. This spelt and mushroom risotto uses pearled spelt, which means the outer layer of bran has been removed – this speeds up the cooking process and allows the grain to soak up all the delicious flavours.