Spelt (Triticum Spealta) is not Wheat (Triticum Sativum) and is among the original natural grains known to man. Spelt originated in South East Asia and was brought to Europe where it was considered the tastiest grain with its nutty flavour. It was a common part of the European diet right up until the 19th century. After this it became less prevalent because of it's lower yield in comparison to wheat. In the 1990's it experienced a resurgence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as Spelt's nutritional quality, Spelt's compatibility with Organic Farming and Spelt's speciality as an alternative for those with a wheat allergy became recognised.
Hildegard Health was established in 1998 by Anita Alig and Anthony Murray.
Hildegard Health is Irish owned and operated. We source only the best quality grain for our flour and breakfast cereals from Organic Farmers in Germany.
We pride ourselves on the fact that until we introduced our range of quality Organic Spelt foods Spelt was largely unknown in Ireland.
Hildegard Health take s it's name from Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine nun who lived in the 12 century. She was a writer,philosopher, composer and herbalist. She wrote extensively on human health and well being.
So what did she say about spelt?
"Spelt is the best grain. It is warming, lubricating and nutritious. It is better tolerated by the body than any other grain." Hildegard of Bingen
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