Ancient Grains

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Freekeh, Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains

Freekeh, Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains

By Ruth Nieman

Published 2021

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Ruth Nieman
Ancient grains farmed in historical times, and known from biblical stories are making a comeback as superfoods, as we aspire to sustainable eating and a return to the staples of our hunter-gathering ancestors.
The popularity of ancient grains has re-emerged from the largely unchanged agricultural customs and practices of the Neolithic era, the start of the use of wild wheats and cereals. Grains were revered foods used in worship, as rations for armies and sailors of legendary land and sea crusades, and they gave sustenance to the ancient Israelites during their wanderings through the wilderness.