Our most popular seller, this old world ancient grain dates back to early civilization. The term Emmer refers to the type or species of grain. Emmer, is a type of Farro (an ancient hulled wheat), a simple grain of 28 chromosomes that pre-dates spelt. It is prepared like brown rice, cooks in 50-60 minutes or can be soaked overnight to reduce the cooking time. It makes a fabulous pilaf, grain salad, risotto, additive to soup, or sprouted for breads and salads. When cooked, its dark, plump berries add sweet,full-bodied flavor,chewy texture, and high nutritional value (over 16% protein) to every meal. It is a lovely, versatile grain that is a staple in our household. When mixed with lentils or chickpeas it makes a complete protein.