Considered an ancient grain, spelt is one of the founding members of the wheat family and provides a high nutritional profile. Removing its outer hull reveals a long pointed dark blonde kernel that is slightly larger than wheat. Possessing a light, nutty, mild flavor, spelt is a delicious and versatile ingredient with lower gluten levels than wheat used in breads, cookies, muffins, quick breads, pan breads, pizza, piecrusts, flatbreads and pastas. Spelt is a good source of protein, dietary fibers, phosphorous, and manganese.
The organic certification attests that specific requirements were verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled “USDA organic”. When it comes to crops, the USDA organic seal indicates that no irradiation, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, and genetically modified organisms were used.
The National Organic Program's (NOP) mission is to ensure the integrity of USDA organic products in the United States and throughout the world. The NOP is responsible for developing national standards for organically produced agricultural products. These standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards. NOP regulations do not address food safety or nutrition.