Carla Bartolucci came across einkorn when searching for an alternative grain for her daughter Giulia, who was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. The only wheat in existence that has never been hybridized, einkorn grew thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent. Einkorn has remained unaltered for thousands of years, which allows many, including Giulia – who suffered from mood swings, asthma, and digestive problems – to eat wheat without symptoms. Amazed by her daughter’s health transformation, Carla became a champion of this little-known, nutrient-packed grain.
Carla and her husband Rodolfo, first started growing einkorn near their home in Northern Italy in 2009. With twenty years of experience in the organic food industry as owners of the jovial and bionaturae brands, they work directly with a special group of farmers and are now the largest growers of einkorn wheat in the world. Carla and her family divide their time between Modena, Italy and Connecticut.
“After witnessing our daughter’s dramatic improvement, my husband and I knew we had to make einkorn available to others,” Carla said.
“I gratefully accepted this as my life’s mission.”