Emmer wheat flour has been in use since ancient times and is especially suitable if you have difficulty in digesting bread, pasta and other durum or common wheat based products. This flour is obtained by milling the caryopses of the Triticum genus and is rich not only in proteins, mineral salts and vitamin B, but also contains methionine, an essential amino acid not found in other cereals. It helps produce carnitine, cysteine, lecithin, taurine and other phospholipids.
Emmer wheat flour has a high fibre content which helps regulate intestinal transit and preserve the ability to absorb water. The significant fibre content makes this flour especially suitable if you are on a diet because the fibre swells in your stomach, making you feel full more quickly and helping you to eat less. Moreover, since it is rich in vitamins, mineral salts and proteins, emmer wheat flour has a very high nutritional value, but a lower calorie count compared to refined flour, due to a lower concentration of starch. Its high protein and mineral salt content, especially iron, has a positive effect from a physiological and dietary point of view.