‘Egyptian Gold’ is derived from the ancient khorasan wheat thought to have been found in an Egyptian tomb. Gavin was given six grains over 30 years ago, which he promptly planted in the family vegetable garden. These grew well, so they were planted in subsequent years. It has been such an interesting process and we have learned so much from the exercise. The wheat grows about 30 to 60cm taller than normal varieties and has a beautiful black beard making i very striking in appearance. The grain is nearly twice the size of normal wheat and we believe the modern Durum Wheat has been developed from this wheat. It produces a high protein flour and having similar properties to Spelt Flour, can be tolerated by many people with wheat sensitivities.
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