Naturata Organic Spelt Spirelli is a deliciously natural pasta that goes well sauces such as bolognaise or Tomato based creations.
No additives or auxiliary agents are used in the processing methods and Naturata use food processing methods that are gentle on raw materials ensuring that vitality of foods is preserved.
Spelt flour type 630 from biodynamic production (Demeter). May contain traces of egg.
Made in Germany
More about Spelt
Spelt , also known as hulled wheat or Dinkel wheat is a nutritionally dense alternative to commercial wheat. High in fibre, Spelt is easily digested and has a lower glycemic index that of modern processed wheat. Although it does contain Gluten, Spelt can be used as an alternative to wheat by those with gluten sensitivities, as the gluten in Spelt seems to be tolerated more than that of wheat.
An ancient grain that is related to commercial wheat, it is believed to be one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world, dating back over 7000 years ago. Spelt was referred to as the ‘marching grain’ by ancient Romans and warriors in the Germanic area would eat the grain before battle. The advantage of Spelt is that when wheat was hybridised for quicker growing and larger yield. Spelt lost popularity and this ensured that the grain retained its original structure. As society became more health conscious Spelt regained popularity as a natural nutritionally dense alternative to wheat.
High in fibre, spelt reduces blood sugar spikes and can prevent against heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers further to aiding in digestion and diabetic diets. Vit B in Spelt aids immune function and boosts the bodies immunity, it has a higher content of copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and protein than wheat, with less calories. Spelt has shown to lower LDL cholesterol and can aid with a range of diseases such as migraines, arthritis, IBS, autoimmune disorders, allergies, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis and protect against breast cancer.
With Anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of minerals like calcium and phosphorus Spelt assists with bone health and inflamed muscles or swollen joints further to maintaining healthy PH levels within the body. It also contains copper and iron which aid in circulation and prevent against anaemia.
What is Demeter?
Named after the Greek goddess of harvest and agriculture, Demeter s one of the oldest agricultural associations in the world with more than 80 years’ experience and over 3200 farms internationally Demeter promotes biodynamic agriculture that retains soil quality and does not use any chemical-synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, some of the regulations include that farmers cannot use hybrid seeds and only necessary additives are allowed. Demeter’s motto is “To give back more to the soil than is taken from.
Numerous studies have shown that Demeter products have a positive effect on physical well-being and immunity.
Naturata have become one of the pioneers of organic foods, they started trading in speciality organic products in 1976 and have since become one of the leading providers of organic and biodynamic foods. Using their stature to promote preservation and the development of co-existence between man and the environment. Naturata has been collaborating closely with 25 Demeter spelt farmers within south Germany for over 20 years, ensuring that farmers are rewarded for their efforts with fair prices, timely agreements and reliable purchasing quantities.
Naturata is also a member of Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V. a national association of organic processors, wholesalers and retailers, which represent the natural and organic foods sector on a political and economical level Naturata is committed to developing quality foods which are manufactured with care using natural ingredients that are sustainable and of the highest standard.