Red fife contains a form of gluten that most people can digest easily. It is considered a heritage wheat. This means that it is a GMO free grain and has not been altered in a lab. For anyone looking to avoid modern day wheat in their diet, red fife is an ideal food choice. Red fife flour has a slight cinnamon smell and flavour.
-Red fife was brought to Canada in 1842 by a man named David Fife
-In 2011, Prince Charles was introduced to red fife in Canada. He enjoyed it so much that he had some sent back to England for the Queen, William and Kate.
How to Cook
1 cup wheat berries
3 cups of water
- Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse.
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