Ölandsvete wheat

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Ölandsvete is a local eco-type (Triticum spelta), a very ancient grain, the forerunner of soft wheat. The Ölandsvete grain yield is 1/3 with respect to normal yield for soft wheat, but it has more protein compared to other varieties is more commonly grown today.

The name Öland comes from the name of an island in the Baltic Sea where this variety is grown.

It was once grown in all Europe and North Africa, but it nearly disappeared from Swedish fields in the ‘60s when more modern wheat varieties were introduced. In 1995, a few devotees re-introduced it.

Today a few farmers in Sweden grow it and some bakers make bread with it, encouraging the rediscovery of a breadmaking tradition that has now disappeared.

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Territory

StateSweden
Region

Kalmar län

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Categories

Cereals and flours

Nominated by:Annigun Wedin