ZEA Life-Giving

“There are two kinds of Zea · one single and the other dicoccous,
having the seed joined in two husks.”

 “Ζέα δισσή · ἡ μὲν γὰρ ἁπλῆ ἡ δὲ δίκοκκος καλεῖται,
 ἐν δυσὶν ἐλύτροις ἔχουσα συνεζευγμένον τὸ σπέρμα.”

– Pedanius Dioscorides (40-90 AD),
Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist

Zea (/ˈzea/) · ancient single- and double-grain hulled wheat named by the ancient Greeks ζείδωρος (/ˈziðoros/) meaning Life-Giving. Its grains are naturally grown inside husks protected from pollutants, resulting in preserved nutritional consistency throughout production and during storage. It is double-grain wheat because each husk houses two grains. It is rich in dietary fiber, B-vitamins and minerals, attributed to Greece’s remarkable microclimate. It has just traces of gluten making it far superior to common wheat products. Zea identifies hulled wheat of Greek origin.

Demetra Organics ancient hard-ZEA wheat grains

Hard-ZEA

Wheat taxonomy: Triticum dicoccum - Diploid (14 chromosomes) - Rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals - Traces of healthy gluten content - Whole milled stone ground for maximum nutritional benefits - Perfect for bread making

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Demetra Organics ancient soft-ZEA wheat grains

Soft-ZEA (Descendant of Hard-Zea)

Wheat taxonomy: Triticum spelta - Hexaploid (42 chromosomes) - Rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals - Traces of healthy gluten content - Whole milled stone ground for maximum nutritional benefits - Perfect for pastries

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