Amish Organic Sprouted Spelt Berry is grown and sprouted on a certified organic Amish farm in Ohio.
The grain is cleaned and then soaked in a solution of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to kill harmful bacteria. the actual sprouting of grains begins with soaking them and keeping them moist until the sprout begins to break through the outer shell. At this point, they are either rolled wet or then dried or dried whole ready to grind.
Drying is completed in a dehydrator set at 110 degrees until the moisture content reaches storage levels. The grower has tried to dry below 110 degrees with unsatisfactory results.
In addition to the benefits of Spelt, the sprouted version provides richer food enzymes, natural vitamins, and provides better absorption. Sprouted spelt reportedly contains higher levels of niacin, nearly double the amount of vitamin B6 with more protein and less starch than regular grains.
People with a lower Glycemic index with blood sugar issues may benefit from the sprouted version.
The Amish farms use the Oberkulmer or a close cousin variety of spelt. These are some of the older cultivars containing pure spelt cultivar with no wheat germ. They contain a very high grain protein making them ideal for making bread, an Amish specialty. In fact, the Ohio Seed Improvement Association who works closely with Amish framers ranks the grain protein in these varieties at a half percent higher than other varieties. They also produce higher robust yields without modifications making it ideal for smaller Amish farms.
Oberkulmer was imported from Switzerland and has been followed and tested by the Ohio Seed Improvement Association since 1989.
Note: Spelt grains are processed in the same Amish mill as wheat grains so we do not claim that it will be totally gluten-free.
We sell organic sprouted Spelt in 25 lb. bags. Please limit orders to 50 lbs. per order. UPS does not calculate additional boxes needed to ship more than 50 lbs.
Grain products ship fresh directly off an Amish farm that does not provide electronic tracking numbers. Tracking numbers are manually available if needed. Please allow 7-10 days shipping.
About Stutzman Farms
Cottage Craft Works is proud to provide such a high-quality supply of bulk organic foods. These foods are processed on an Amish family-run farm that has been growing all organic for over six decades.
If you are looking for high quality certified organically grown grains to mill yourself or to purchase milled flours then you have found the place to purchase them in bulk.
Stutzman Family Farms has grown organic grains in the Ohio rolling hills of Holmes County for over 60 years. Long before organic certification ever existed the Stutzman family has practiced organic soil management to obtain rich fertile soil and high-quality grains throughout their Amish heritage.
Stutzman Farms is organically certified through the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA). The Stutzman family processes a variety of natural organic grains.
Food processing from the organic grains is completed on the Stutzman Farms. These facilities are routinely inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
All grains and grain products processed on the Stutzman Farms are organically grown.
Stutzman Farms specializes in growing and harvesting Spelt, Wheat, Oats, Rye, and Corn on Ohio Amish Farms using the old-time planting and harvesting methods.
Grains such as Amaranth, Barley, Long Grain Brown Rice, Buckwheat, and Golden Flax Seed may not adapt well to the Ohio climate. In this case, these grains may be grown in limited supply or supplemented by other organic growers from across the United States. These organic growers may consist of other Amish organic farmers as well as Non-Amish traditional organic farmers.
Grains are stored and processed right on the farm. Each order is hand filled right from the farm storage facilities.
Despite their Amish back-to-basics heritage, the Stutzman family keeps up with the modern needs of health consciences eaters. They now offer sprouted grain products and keep improving their processing and machinery to provide the highest quality products available in any health food store.
Orders are still processed in the old fashion way and shipped directly from the Amish farm in Ohio. Please allow a few extra days for your order to arrive.
Because the Amish farm is not computerized, we do not have electronic tracking to automatically update your order status from processing to ship. Orders are shipped using the old-style UPS book. Manual tracking numbers are kept at the farm should we ever need to trace a package.
Our Amish grain products are very popular with many repeat customers.
Please note our 50 lb. limit on shipping: UPS, unfortunately, does not calculate the second box when orders exceed 50 lbs.
For this reason, to keep our overall prices low for now, limit 50 lbs. two each 25 lb. bags per each order. We are sorry for this inconvenience as we have researched all other alternatives and will continue to do so.
While consuming whole grains and grain products are generally recommended by healthcare professionals for all the known health and nutrition benefits, some people may develop adverse reactions leading to serious and life-threatening allergic reactions or complications within the digestive system or bowel tract.
People who are new to whole grains or a specific new grain product should complete their own research to learn more about how it is digested, the health benefits, and risk to make an informed purchasing decision.
New grains and products should be used in small amounts until the person can see how they will tolerate the product.
People with an already known digestive tract and bowel complications should consult a physician before embarking on a new whole grain enriched diet. Some of the products made from whole grains are water-insoluble and may bulk up and block an already partially obstructed bowel.