Dinkel is the most ancient cereal known to humanity which is appreciated not only because it was mainly ignored by civilization, but for "improvements" made by botanists and agronomists. It is the composition that makes this cereal special and unique.
Compared with classical wheat dinkel contains more iron causing a positive effect on the blood circulatory system, and B vitamins. Silicic acid, which is also a part of a grain crop, has a revitalizing effect on the nails, hair and skin, improves brain function. Dinkel contains selenium, vitamins A, E, D, copper, zinc and amino acids, which reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and improve digestion. Micropolysaccharides strengthen the human immune system.
The crop contains protein in a larger volume than in other cereals and consists of fourteen essential amino acids including tryptophan: an essential element for a good mood and strong nervous system. It is tryptophan that "converts" serotonin into the happiness hormone. Its deficiency is a common cause of the development of depressive disorders, insomnia and digestive problems.
Carbohydrates in dinkel are considered to be slow. They are gradually decomposed and absorbed in the body, without causing a sharp change in blood sugar level. Porridge and other dishes from dinkel are not only satisfying and nutritious, but also gentle for the figure.
If you are allergic to gluten (gluten sensitive entheropathy), pay attention to the dinkel, its gluten content is extremely low. Very often this crop becomes a real discovery and salvation for people with gluten intolerance.
The grain is suitable for germinating and cooking delicious porridges.