Like other cereals, emmer can be considered a base food in the Mediterranean diet. Better than other cereals, emmer supplies interesting nutritional elements such as slow release carbohydrates as well as proteins and a good quantity of fibre.
Low in fat, with a glycaemic index lower than rice and other cereals, yields very well when cooking because it absorbs a lot of water making you feel full very quickly.
Dehusked emmer also has more fibre than pearled emmer and therefore its consumption favours its intestinal transit.
Tasty and less caloric than other cereals, emmer lends itself to a lot of preparations and, since it does not overcook easily, can be cooked, kept in the fridge and used cold or hot also out of the house for the lunch break, for instance replacing the classic sandwich.