Baking evaluation, sensory analysis, and nutritional characteristics of modern, heritage, and ancient wheat varieties

Organic Agriculture July 12, 2019 Print Friendly and PDF

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About the Webinar

The world is buzzing with talk about improved tastes and nutritional profiles in products made from ancient wheats like einkorn, emmer, and spelt, and from heritage types of bread wheat like Red Fife. Which nutrients are higher in which varieties of these different wheat species? How does the flour cook up and how does the bread taste? How does one actually evaluate these characteristics in an unbiased way? Join us for a discussion of the results of baking and sensory testing of a number of kinds of wheat and a nutritional analysis of 100 kinds of einkorn

About the Presenters

Lisa Kissing Kucek is a graduate student at Cornell University. She collaborates with organic farmers to breed new genotypes of wheat, spelt, emmer, and einkorn for the Northeast United States. 

Abdullah Jaradat, Supervisory agronomist and research leader working for the Agricultural Research Service in Morris, Minnesota. A wheat geneticist specialized in hulled wheat species and wheat landraces of the Fertile Crescent.

Julie Dawson of the University of Wisconsin conducts research and extension to support urban and regional food systems, with an emphasis on small scale diversified farms, market gardens and community gardens.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.