Spelt


Spelt Health Benefits:
High Cholesterol | Diabetes II | Digestion | IBS | Heart Disease | Arthritis | Atherosclerosis | Migraines | Circulation | Bones | Gallstones | Obesity
Spelt Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 1,415 kJ (338 kcal)
Water 11.02 g
Carbohydrates 70.19 g
Starch 53.92 g
Dietary fibre 10.7 g
Fat 2.43 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.258 g
Protein 14.57 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) 0.364 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.113 mg
Niacin (B3) 6.843 mg
Vitamin B6 0.230 mg
Folate (B9) 45 μg
Vitamin E 0.79 mg
Minerals
Calcium 27 mg
Iron 4.44 mg
Magnesium 136 mg
Manganese 3.0 mg
Phosphorus 401 mg
Potassium 388 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Zinc 3.28 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28
Spelt Health Benefits:
Heart Disease:
Spelt is rich in insoluble fiber, that helps in reducing levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood, thereby preventing risk of atherosclerosis. Moreover, niacin present in the grain also decreases oxidation of LDL by free radicals, that can be harmful to blood vessels. Niacin also reduces platelet aggregation.

Digestive System:
Spelt contains highest dietary fiber content from all the grains in the wheat family. In addition, fiber content in Spelt helps in bowel movement in digestive tract, improve the nutrient absorption and reduce conditions like constipation, bloating, gas, flatulence, diarrhea, cramps and serious conditions like IBS.

Diabetes:
Magnesium present in Spelt stabilizes blood glucose levels and controls risk of Diabetes type II.

Circulation:
High amounts of minerals like iron and copper present in Spelt facilitate blood circulation in the body. These minerals promote synthesis of red blood cells and improve the blood flow, leading to speedy recovery and healing of wounds, controlling anemia, and boosting energy.