Kamut®

background

QK-77 is a type of wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum) marketed by Kamut International USA and Kamut Enterprises of Europe under the trademark Kamut®. Kamut® is a high-protein grain, similar to durum wheat. The grains are 2-3 times the size of common wheat, contain 20-40% more protein, and are higher in lipids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Kamut® is not to be confused with different varieties of wheat, such as Polish wheat or farro.
Kamut® is available as whole grain, flour, and bulgur and may also be found in various specialty products, including cereals, breads, cakes, biscuits, pasta, and frozen meals. It is promoted as being suitable for those with wheat intolerance and also as a more nutritious alternative to wheat.

Related Terms

Giant wheat, Green Kamut®, Kamut grain, Khorasan wheat, King Tut's wheat, QK-77, sweet wheat, T. turgidum subsp. turanicum, Triticum turanicum.

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.