It’s called einkorn, and it’s been found in archaeological sites dating back 12,000 years or more! Why even care? Einkorn, or ancient wheat, has a higher protein content than any other wheat, and it offers 3–4 times more beta-carotene and 4 times the antioxidants lutein and riboflavin.
Move over quinoa. There’s a “new” ancient grain in town—fonio, a hearty, gluten-free species from West Africa introduced to America by Yolélé Foods.