Spelt(also known as Dinkel) is a wonderfully nutritious and ancient grain with a deep nut like flavor, spelt is a cousin to wheat but traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. Many of its benefits come from the fact that it offers a broader spectrum of nutrients compared to many of its more inbred cousins in the wheat family.
It can be used in many of the same ways as wheat including bread and pasta making. Although spelt does contain a moderate amount of gluten it does not seem to cause sensitivities in people who are intolerant of wheat. If you have allergies please try a small amount first.