Buyer's guide

Spelt flour is available from large supermarkets and health food stores.


Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


Spelt flour is used in baking and produces light-grey, dense-textured breads, biscuits, pasta and breakfast cereals.

Other considerations

Spelt husks are tougher than other wheat husks, and therefore better able to preserve high levels of protein. The protein is easier to digest, so although the flour is not suitable for a gluten-free diet, it can be tolerated by some people who are allergic to common wheat.