Einkorn is described as a one grained form of wheat. Based on DNA analysis of 68 cultured lines of Einkorn and 261 wild lines of Einkorn, it turns out that the haratage dates back to 9000 BCE, in Southwest Asia’s fertile crescent. The DNA study conducted by Manfred Heun, from Agriculture University, Norway, and Francesco Salamini, from Max Planak Institute for Rsearch on Plant Breeding, Cologne, Germany. Their combined research has lead to the belief that the Karacaday Mountains of Southeastern Turkey may have been the start of all Einkorn.
Karacaday Mountains of Southeastern Turkey
- Einkorn wheat – Wikipedia
Einkorn wheat (from German Einkorn, literally “single grain”) can refer either to the wild species of wheat, Triticum boeoticum, or to the domesticated form, Triticum monococcum. The wild and domesticated forms are either considered separate species, as here, or as subspecies: Triticum monococcum subsp. boeoticum (wild) and T. monococcum subsp. monococcum (domesticated).
- Einkorn, Nature’s First And Oldest Wheat » Einkorn.com
Einkorn is the oldest wheat known to scientists, and is considered man’s first wheat. The term einkorn is derived from the German language and interpreted to mean “single grain”.
- Einkorn – Heritage Grain Conservancy
Especially when fermented, Einkorn’s natural gluten is easier to digest if you are sensitive to modern wheat gluten.
- The Neolithic Southwest Asian Founder Crops – jstor