Discovering Einkorn

Einkorn field in Mona, Utah.

Einkorn field in Mona, Utah.

Next I’m going to share with you a little bit about einkorn. How many of you are eating einkorn? Do you like it? It is the oldest grain in the world. They don’t even know how far einkorn dates back yet, because every time another discovery is made, they discovered that what they said before was wrong. Five years ago they said einkorn was about 3,500 years old. Three years ago it was 5,000 years. Then last year they discovered a new finding in Turkey that dated back 10,000 years.

Pakistani einkorn threshing

Einkorn threshing in Pakistan

Here’s something I want you to think about. Everything has DNA. Every substance has a blueprint. The blueprint of einkorn is perhaps the oldest blueprint in our food chain that exists today. When you’re eating that einkorn, you’re partaking of the oldest ingested food, blueprinted for the support to the physical body; and therefore it was designed to give you the nutritional support that your body needs in every aspect, from protein to vitamins, to fiber, to amino acids, and to enzymes. No other grain today has all that, just einkorn.

So if you have some compromise to your digestive system with the gluten intolerance from the hybridized grains that are grown today and you start eating einkorn, you might need to go a little slow introducing it, take a little time, because your body has to adapt to the new blueprint. Does that make sense? You’ve got to reprogram your body back to the way that God created it and find its homeostasis, and you will find great satisfaction in your nutritional needs with that.

Einkorn at the YL farm in France

Einkorn field at the YL farm in France

I found einkorn the first time in the Karimabad Valley in Hunza Land [in Pakistan] in 1996. It took four years before I was able to get the word translated from their language to discover it was einkorn. I looked all over the world and finally found some seed in Jordan, on the east bank of the Jordan River across from Israel.

We took the seed to France, where Jean-Noël was investigating einkorn. We started planting and it started to grow, and it is flourishing there today.

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