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  • Product Info

    Black Emmer is a rare ancient grain, also known as Farro Nero. The word “farro” comes from pharaoh, as this grain was originally grown in ancient Egypt. When the Roman Empire expanded there, they brought this grain back to the continent, and it became known as farro nero the “black grain of the Pharaohs.”

    The husks of each kernel of wheat are a deep purple-black, but the grains themselves are a creamy sand color. Our organic Black Emmer is high in vitamins and minerals. and has a deep, earthy flavor, whether you mill it into flour, or use the whole berries in grain bowls or breakfast bowls.

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    Grain Salads, Breakfast Bowls, Soups, Stews, Pilafs, or home-milled into flour.

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    Ancient Spring Wheat

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Jessica Taylor

I ground these emmer berries with my nutrimill. Used a mix of that with the high protein flour for a sourdough loaf. Wonderful depth of flavor. Even my picky children loved this loaf.

Jonathan Gutman
Great Flavor

Black Emmer has a mild, slightly sweet taste with none of the bitterness of modern wheat. I have only baked one loaf, using half Black Emmer and half all-purpose flour. It had a good texture and a nice rise despite its reputation for "poor" gluten quality. I has used it in muffins which turned out to have a nice flavor and rose nicely too.

Jagat Sheth
Black Emmer

Very elegant and intelligent grain, no wonder its known as "the black grain of the pharaohs"! It brings life and character to whatever we've used it in, we are really impressed by the versatility of this good grain and how fantastic it is for our bellies. 100% satisfied.


I really like Emmer berries (or their flour), I do grind my own. Baked goods come out delicious and I am very happy with this product. Highly recommend.

Owen Sindler
Emmer berries

These berries are what I expected, fresh and tasty. I've prepared them as farro with sauteed apples and yogurt.
I've also made a pudding with them.

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We are proud to have these three 3rd-party certification seals on every single product that comes out of Janie’s Mill.  They show you that an independent organization has determined that our products comply with specific requirements for safety, quality, and provenance. You can then enjoy Janie’s Mill products in full confidence that they are organic, kosher, wholesome, and delicious!