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Special Edition: Super grains!

10 ancient grains to watch: from kamut to quinoa

3 commentsBy Maggie Hennessy , 14-Nov-2013
Last updated on 14-Nov-2013 at 19:23 GMT2013-11-14T19:23:21Z

Wheat may be a staple in many diets worldwide, but there’s a whole host of super grains—some well-known and others still under the radar—each with their own unique set of benefits. From spelt to farro, teff, kamut, chia (actually a seed!) and quinoa, FoodNavigator-USA takes you through 10 of the hottest super grains and their health benefits.

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KAMUT(R) Brand khorasan wheat -

We are pleased to see Food Navigator-USA feature a story on ancient grains. But it is important to know that "KAMUT(R)" is not a TYPE of grain but is rather a TRADEMARK name for a variety of khorasan wheat.

KAMUT® Brand khorasan is an organic, non-genetically modified, ancient wheat variety similar to durum. In 1990, “KAMUT” was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorasan wheat variety. Under the KAMUT® Brand name, khorasan wheat must always be grown organically, never be hybridized or modified, and contain high levels of purity and nutrition. Today, Kamut International owns and has registered the KAMUT® trademark in over 40 countries, and is responsible for protection and marketing of all KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat throughout the world.

KAMUT® wheat is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The grain is prized by consumers who appreciate the grain for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/buttery taste, and firm texture. KAMUT® khorasan wheat is higher in protein, selenium, amino acids, and Vitamin E than most modern wheat and contains essential minerals such as magnesium and zinc. It is used as whole grain berries, whole grain flour, white flour, flakes, and puffs to make a variety of products. Some specific benefits of using KAMUT® khorasan are receiving more nutrients, protein, and taste than most commonly consumed whole wheat - plus supporting organic agriculture and helping to preserve an ancient grain.

KAMUT® khorasan is a variety of wheat thus has gluten content. A lot of people who are not able to tolerate wheat tell us that they are able to tolerate KAMUT® khorasan wheat. KI has ongoing research to understand why – it is our theory that because KAMUT® khorasan is an ancient grain, it retains the qualities that made it desirable so many years ago.

Please visit the Kamut International website at to learn more.

My kind regards - Jamie

Jamie Ryan Lockman | Regional Director – North America
Kamut International, Ltd.

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Posted by Jamie Ryan Lockman
10 December 2013 | 23h172013-12-10T23:17:12Z


Andean Valley is a private company with over 15 years experience in production, processing and exporting highly nutritious organic food made with Andean cereals.

Our philosophy is to offer the consumer; health, nutrition and quality of life with our new products, made mainly from Organic Royal Quinoa and supporting sustainable development for quinoa producers and production areas in Bolivia.

Andean Valley produces, processes and exports a line of over 30 organic, gluten free, lactose-free, products free of preservatives and artificial flavors and free of genetically modified ingredients, to more than 15 countries around the world. We use Royal Quinoa from the southern highlands of Bolivia as our main ingredient.

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Posted by Linett Salinas
18 November 2013 | 20h352013-11-18T20:35:21Z

Looking for strategic investor . Quinua

Dear Sirs,
In order to develop production of high quality Quinua, Kiwichi, Cañihua and other super grains, we are looking for strategic investors (distribution of FMCG - premium food) to develop production capacity.
In case of interest, pls contact me at Other opportunities regarding super fruits (all super food)available, after NDA.

Respectively yours

Patrice Müller
Swiss Corporate Advisors

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Posted by Patrice Müller
15 November 2013 | 13h562013-11-15T13:56:13Z

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