Egyptian Gold Flour is derived from the ancient khorasan wheat thought to have been found in an Egyptian tomb. Gavin (from Four Leaf Milling) was given 6 grains over 30 years ago, which he promptly planted in the vegie 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. It is very striking in appearance. The grain is nearly twice the size of normal wheat and we believe that the modern Durum Wheat is developed from this wheat. It produces a high protein flour and has a sweet, nutty flavour, and is excellent for pasta and bread.
Egyptian Gold Flour has similar properties to Spelt Flour and can be tolerated by many people with wheat sensitivities.
Nutritional Information per 100g
Fat total 3.00g
From the Four Leaf website
Egyptian Gold flour is available in 5 kg bags (pictured) for $24 or in one kg packs for $5
Organic Four Leaf products (including Egyptian Gold flour) can be obtained from the Cygnet Market or at the Garden Shed and Pantry.