Carolyn Hart's food news: Somerset spelt and boozy cruise
Roger 'Mulberry’ Saul, a whiz at handbags, has also cornered the market in spelt – the ancient grain that is easier to digest than wheat and is stuffed with iron, zinc, riboflavin and so on.
Saul grows spelt in Somerset, and has just produced a range of spelt cereal – spelt bran flakes with dates and walnuts, and with berries. From £2.99 for 375g, from Harvey Nichols (harveynichols.com) and health shops.
March 9th, 2012
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With all eyes on Britain, Roger Saul, founder of British design label Mulberry and producer of spelt grain, is launching the first and only British Spelt Bran Flake Range and a brand new look this month.
New Sharpham Park Spelt Bran Flake Range has the British Stamp of Approval – using Sharpham Parks’ own organic British spelt, only British suppliers for its cereals’ ingredients and UK sourced, designed and printed packaging.
The British Spelt Flake is higher in fibre, iron and protein than wheat bran flakes so the added nutrients and spelt wholegrains help fuel the body.
With no added salt, low sugar and low saturated fat, Sharpham Park Crunchy Spelt Bran Flakes hope to appeal as a breakfast choice for the whole family.
Spelt has a nutty taste, which when blended with rice, oats and barley creates a light, and crispy flake.
Due to its protein structure, spelt is easier to digest than wheat, making it a suitable alternative for those wanting to avoid wheat in their diet.
The new range includes:
- Crunchy Spelt Flakes
- Crunchy Spelt Flakes with Dates & Walnuts
- Crunchy Spelt Flakes with Berries
New Sharpham Park Crunchy Spelt Bran Flake Range will be available from March 2012 in Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason, The Natural Kitchen, Booths and online at www.sharphampark.com, priced £2.99 for Crunchy Spelt Bran Flakes, £3.59 for Crunchy Spelt Bran Flakes with Dates & Walnuts and £3.99 for Crunchy Spelt Bran Flakes with Berries.
Spelt contains spelt gluten so it is not suitable for diagnosed coeliacs.