Emmer is one of the oldest cereals to be cultivated by man. It is closely related to modern wheat varieties and is valued for its ability to grow well in poor soils. Emmer is a tetraploid, tall-growing wheat species (Triticum dicoccum). It originated in the Fertile Crescent around 10,000 years ago. Emmer is also known as farro medio. It has lower levels of gluten than wheat and a low glycaemic index.
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