Sharpham Park organic Pearled Spelt
£2.99 (£5.98 per kg)
Organic. Delicious as a rice substitute. Great for risottos&soups. High fibre. British grown spelt. Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2012 - Highly Commended. Vegetarian Society approved. Organic pearled spelt. What is Spelt? Spelt is an ancient grain that has been grown in Somerset since the start of the Iron Age. It's a cross between emmer wheat and goats grass, with a delicious nutty taste, and is different to common wheat in that the body finds it easier to digest. This is due to its unique brittle gluten structure, which means some people with a wheat intolerance may find spelt a suitable alternative (please note: spelt contains gluten and is not suitable for diagnosed coeliacs). The History of Sharpham Park. For well over 1,000 years, Sharpham Park has had a rich agricultural heritage, sustaining Abbots, Kings and Noblemen. The spelt fields have 6 metre margins and the hedgerows are only cut every other year, allowing wildlife such as hare, lapwing, dormice, bees and ladybirds to shelter and forage for food all year round. And we are proud to say that this pearled spelt is fully organic, which means no pesticides, herbicides or harmful chemicals were used in the production process. In partnership with... Bowel Cancer UK. Save lives. To donate www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk. Registered charity number (England and Wales) 1071038 Scottish charity number SC040914. Kilver Court Designer Village. Visit Kilver Court in Somerset, where you'll find the entire range our delicious Sharpham park spelt produce. Kilver Court is a Designer Village housed in a regenerated Victorian textile mill, surrounded by award winning gardens and offering fabulous local and organic food from the Harlequin Café. Designer outlets include Mulberry, Aubin&Wills, Toast LK Bennett, Jack Wills, Jane Clayton and much more... Visit www.kilvercourt.com for the full story. Visit our website www.sharphampark.com. For loads of recipes using our spelt, details on the Wyvern Club for children, and for more info on the Kilver Court Designer Village, the farmshop, caféand gardens... and much more. Follow sharpham park on facebook and twitter
100% Pure Organic Pearled Spelt
Preparation & Storage
- We seal our bags to keep everything deliciously fresh. You may need scissors to get inside!How to cook...As a rule of thumb, pearled spelt can be cooked exactly like rice. Rinse well and throw into soups, or boil for 20 minutes, strain and serve.For the Perfect Green Vegetable Spelt RisottoYou will need:Olive oil/butter or rapeseed oil for frying2 Medium onions, chopped finely400g Sharpham Park Pearled Spelt, rinsedSplash white wine (optional)1 litre hot vegetable stockSea salt and freshly ground black pepper200g fresh peas blanched, or frozen peas200g broccoli, blanched400g baby spinach1 tbsp chopped fresh mint1 tbsp chopped parsley75ml double cream (optional)Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the pearled spelt and stir well, then add the wine and simmer until reduced completely. Add a good ladleful of the hot stock and stir continuously. When all this has been absorbed, add more stock. Continue adding more stock, stirring continuously, until the pearled spelt is cooked.Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir in the peas, broccoli, spinach, basil and cream if using.Serve with a green salad and shavings of parmesan cheese.
Cool and dry.
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