BIG SANDY, MT (PRWEB) AUGUST 24, 2015 — Just in time for Whole Grains Month in September, Kamut International is pleased to announce that its KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, an organic and non-GMO ancient grain, is a featured ingredient in one of the new Kashi® Organic Promise® Granolas – Cocoa Coconut with Kamut® Khorasan Wheat Granola. This granola is part of a line of five all organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast products that Kashi® recently released, created with blends of whole grains, sprouts, nuts and seeds, to allow people to enjoy simply delicious foods in unexpected ways.
Kashi® Organic Promise® Cocoa Coconut with Kamut® Khorasan Wheat Granola pairs ancient grains with superfoods, including flax seed and coconut. Made with a minimal number of easily recognizable ingredients, it’s only 130 calories per serving and contains no trans fats. In addition to being wholesome and nutritious, Kashi® Organic Promise® Cocoa Coconut with Kamut® Khorasan Wheat Granola is also deliciously crunchy, and makes the perfect breakfast option or anytime snack.
“Kashi® incorporating KAMUT® wheat into its lineup of healthier, cleaner breakfast foods, is another example of a well-known brand responding to the increased consumer demand for ancient grains, as more people discover their health benefits,” said Bob Quinn, PhD, organic farmer and founder of Kamut International. “We’re excited to be part of the Kashi® lineup of new better-for-you breakfast offerings, and hope it makes even more people aware of the benefits of incorporating ancient grains, and Kamut® wheat in particular, into their foods.”
Kamut® brand wheat has never been modified or altered in any way. It is high in fiber, protein and lipids, and offers higher amounts of nutrients compared to modern wheat, including a high content of antioxidants. It has been found to reduce inflammation and improve conditions of those suffering from IBS (irritable bowl syndrome) and heart disease. In fact, a study recently published in the journal Nutrients revealed that a Kamut® khorasan wheat-based replacement diet actually improves the risk profile of patients with ACS (acute coronary syndrome). A previous study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a Kamut® khorasan wheat-based replacement diet could potentially reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in healthy people. And a third study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed significant reduction in symptoms associated with IBS. In all three of these published reports, Kamut® wheat products were compared to modern wheat products in double blind crossover studies with human volunteers. Earlier this year, Kamut® wheat was named by TIME magazine as one of the top 50 healthiest foods of all time.
In honor of Whole Grains Month in September, join Kamut International in celebrating the nutritional and health benefits of whole grains by posting a photo of your favorite KAMUT® wheat food on social media, using the Whole Grains Council’s #ShareWholeGrains.
Kashi® Organic Promise® Cocoa Coconut with Kamut® Khorasan Wheat Granola is available now at retailers nationwide in the U.S. with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3.99 per box. Kamut® wheat can be found in over 2,000 products throughout the world and here in America in leading brands like Bob’s Red Mill, Nature’s Path and Eden Foods. For more information on Kamut® khorasan wheat, please visit the Kamut International website at http://www.kamut.com.
About Kamut® Brand Khorasan Wheat — The mission of Kamut International is to promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations. KAMUT® is a trademark of Kamut International, which guarantees high quality standards that are verified by tests from every field.