Kamut (stylized KAMUT) is the trademarked name for a brand of khorasan wheat. Kamut is the primary commercial production of khorasan wheat; it is grown in the USA and Western Canada. See: Khorasan wheat.

Health considerations

Kamut is higher in protein than modern wheat and a source of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, selenium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, and other minerals. This product contains a variety of antioxidants and carotenoids. Kamut is lower in gluten than modern wheat but is not gluten-free. In a study of healthy humans, replacing modern wheat with kamut led to lower levels of markers of inflammation.

Keep in mind

The word kamut was trademarked to ensure that all grain sold under the name was non-GMO, certified organic, was used under certain conditions such as not being mixed with modern wheat in bread beyond certain levels, and other conditions to ensure brand integrity.

May be found in

Bread, cereal, pasta, flour, flakes, hot cereal, energy bars, bulgur, couscous, muesli, energy bars, pastry, pizza, tortilla, semolina, soup, veggie burger. (Always bearing trademarked “KAMUT”)


Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Kamut Khorasan
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Kamut Khorasan 2

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