Einkorn (Triticum monococcum)

The name einkorn (“single seed” in German), is derived from the presence of a single grain in each spike or from the husk surrounding the grain. Einkorn, which was already cultivated about 12,000 years ago, is known as the ancestor of wheat, originating from the Fertile Crescent region. It is mostly produced in marginal areas and adapted to poor soil and it has regained importance regarding sustainable agriculture and its nutritional values. Einkorn (and emmer also) is considered to be more resistant to diseases than modern wheats. Certain accessions have been identified as resistance sources against fungal diseases, including powdery mildew, stem, yellow and leaf rusts, tan spot, Septoria blotch, bunts, and Fusarium. Einkorn is much less valued than spelt, although considered as a healthy cereal (Bencze et al., 2020).
Back to top

DIVINFOOD - Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select the box below if you would like to hear from us via email with our latest news and updates.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.

Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices.

If you want to access / modify / delete the data we collect for our newsletter (email adress, first name, last name), feel free to contact us at the adress contact@divinfood.eu

Intuit Mailchimp