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13:26 Apr 29, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Marketing - Food & Drink / health food
German term or phrase:Dinkel (Dinkelbrot or Dinkelmehl)
A friend asked me for the translation or the meaning of Dinkel in English. Since I never heard of it, and since browsing yields lots of Dinkel.... but no explanations, I should appreciate someone explaining to me what sort of grain or product Dinkel is and how it is called in English. TIA.
Explanation: Spelt is processed into flakes, flour, and ready-to-eat cereals. The grain and related products can be found in health food stores, specialty shops, and well-stocked food stores. In Italy, spelt is known as “farro” and in Germany, it is known as “dinkel”.
Explanation: Wahrig - Dinkel: eine Weizenart - Triticum spelta, Spelzweizen
Spelt (Triticum spelta) was an important wheat species in Europe from the Bronze Age to Roman times. It now survives as a relic crop in Central Europe, but has found a new market as a health food. Spelt is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related species common wheat (T. aestivum), in which case its botanical name is considered to be Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta.