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Kamut® Organic, SuperPail

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Description

Organic Kamut® Wheat, 42 lbs.

This Kamut® Brand Khorasan Wheat is certified-organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes. This grain is pronounced "kuh-MOOT".

Convenient & safe storage: Our Kamut wheat is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 42 lbs. net weight. When you store Kamut grain at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your Kamut® from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our bulk Kamut® comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket (because air is mainly oxygen and nitrogen). Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your Kamut berries enjoy complete peace and quiet until you want to use them.

  • “We were so impressed with the quality from Pleasant Hill Grain that we ordered a superpail of hard white wheat from them.”

    – James S., OH

Beat oxidation! In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!

Super-cleaned: All of our Kamut grain is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Kamut® that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO).

Kamut® is a registered trademark of Kamut International and is used under license.

Uses & History

Kamut cooked with salmon, spinach and mushroomsKhorasan wheat (triticum turgidum) is known commercially as Kamut®, and is an ancient wheat variety originating in the Fertile Crescent–an area in the Middle East that’s ideal for farming. Kamut® grain is relatively new to North American cultivation. It’s said to have been introduced to the United States by a U.S. airman who sent the grain home to his father, and then began growing the new crop with him in Montana.

Kamut wheat berries are larger than berries of hard red or white wheatspelt and einkorn, and they’re a light yellow color.

Baked goods made with Kamut® flour have a tender crumb and slightly sweet, buttery flavor. Kamut® can also be cooked and mixed into salads, stuffings, and soups. By cracking the grain you can make pilafs and hot cereals. The versatility of this grain makes substituting it in place of hard wheat, soft wheat or durum wheat very simple.

Like all wheat varieties, Kamut® contains gluten. The gluten developed with Kamut® flour has good strength to it, making Kamut® flour an excellent choice for yeast breads, pastries and quick breads. At Pleasant Hill Grain our favorite way to make 100% whole grain sandwich bread is to combine 50/50 spelt flour with Kamut® flour. It’s a nutritious and tasty combination—try it out for yourself!

Kamut® is valued by athletes and fitness buffs for its highly nutritious profile. It’s higher in zinc, magnesium, selenium, niacin, thiamin and antioxidants than hard wheat and it boasts up to 65% more amino acids, and about 30% more protein than hard wheat. Kamut® is also a good source of dietary fiber and iron. Compared to hard wheat, Kamut® is also higher in its vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, pantothenic acid, copper and complex carbohydrate content.

Kamut® is a tetraploid grain, meaning it has four sets of its seven chromosomes for a total of 28 chromosomes, whereas modern red and white wheat, and spelt, have six sets of seven chromosomes, for a total of 42 chromosomes. The simpler genetic structure of Kamut® makes it easier to digest than modern wheats. Many people who experience gluten sensitivities are able to enjoy baked foods made with Kamut® flour, but since it does contain gluten it isn’t recommended for people with Celiac disease.

The thick, tight hull encasing Kamut® protects the grain from pests and diseases, which makes the grain easier to grow organically. Grain with a tight hull are called “covered grains”, and they’re gaining popularity as their nutritional advantages are becoming better understood. Thanks to modern technology the once-laborious process of threshing covered grains has become much easier and more efficient.

Durum wheat is related to Kamut®. Both are ancient grains, and have similar baking characteristics and flavor. Durum is a smaller, harder grain, that’s usually used for making pasta.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our list of gluten free grains here.

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.

Exceptional Value of Bulk Grain

It's well known that basic natural foods tend to be lower in cost and much higher in nutrition than processed commercial choices, but we were still a little shocked when we compared the cost of a staple like whole grain wheat, to items on the shelves at a local grocery store. Our grain comes packaged 45 lbs. to a bucket, so we're reporting each cost here, for that same net weight. The cost of living index in Nebraska is comparatively low, so processed foods like the examples shown here are priced even higher in most areas. We came away from this exercise with a heightened appreciation for the low cost and exceptional value of quality basic foods like whole grain wheat!
45 lbs. of Wheaties™ cereal $248
45 lbs. of Capt'n Crunch™ cereal $219
45 lbs. of Nacho Cheese Doritos™ $259
45 lbs. of Maxwell House™ coffee $193
45 lbs. of 9 Lives™ (the cat food!) $98


Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote. 

Identify your shipping zone (1 or 2), then select that zone from the drop-down menu near the top of this page.

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Ingredients

Organic Kamut® brand khorasan wheat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 oz. (28g)
Servings Per Container: 672
Amount per serving
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 5
   % Daily
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 7%

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Specs

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GMO Free Yes
Gluten Yes
Certifications USDA Organic
Diameter 13.4"
Height 17.6"
Product Weight 46 lb.
Net Weight 42 lb.
Origin USA

Shipping

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  • Best Kamut
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    I think the bulk Kamut is the best Kamut you can buy. PHG makes it easy to stock and use the grain, especially with the NutriMill. I use Kamut to prepare biscotti, scones, biscuits, cookies, and bread. The taste is great.
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  • Using for years
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Have tried Kamut from every source. The largest and plumpest grain comes from Pleasant Hill Grain, and it tastes the best.
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  • Love Kamut
    By on - Verified Buyer
    My family loves the golden color and mild taste of Kamut. It is good for those with gluten allergies!
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  • FANTASTIC grain quality, and a very good price.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I use whole Kamut, ground very fine on my KoMo mill to make the BEST homemade pasta we have ever tasted. I've been buying it from another company, a well-known miller. I compared the Pleasant Hill grain to the other brand, and the PH Kamut flour is more yellow (desirable), the grains are larger, and it is cleaner. And the pasta - amazing. You would never know it was made with whole grain it's so smooth and such a nice color. Buy with confidence.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • First Time Ordering. Won't be the last!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Outstanding quality grain and packaging. This is the first time I've bought wheat berries anywhere, but I've read the horror stories. Fortunately, Pleasant Hill Grain has a reputation for the cleanest, best packaged, best quality grain you can find. The Kamut that I've used so far has been delightfully flavorful. My mother-in-law said it was the best bread she'd ever had!
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  • Yay, no bugs
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Kamut looks plump and clean. The vacuum seal prevents the bugs I kept finding in Earth Fair's bulk grain.
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  • Best Pasta
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The last SuperPail of Kamut made the best pasta ever---it's very popular at our farmer's market.
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  • Amazing packaging and quality
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We started our home made bread adventure with this Kamut. While our first venture was a disaster it was our own fault. Kamut is not the best grain to use if you are just starting. We were so impressed with the quality from Pleasant Hill Grain that we ordered a superpail of hard white wheat from them. That bread turned out much better. If you're just starting, choose the hard or soft white wheat. Either way, you will get an excellent product. I only wish that I could get the jasmine rice that my wife loves so much from Pleasant Hill Grain.
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  • GREAT!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    First time buying this product. It is GREAT! Love the idea of ancient grains and the fact that it's organic is the icing on the cake.
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  • clean grain
    By on - Verified Buyer
    beautiful clean grain. i have a lot of grain in my home storage purchased from other places that is full of chaff and who knows what else. was a pleasure to receive this grain.
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