When Dave Oien and three friends founded Timeless Seeds in central Montana back in 1987, they had an ambitious goal: to create farming systems that could be sustained without ch...
The Story of KAMUT® Khorasan Wheat
A Truly Ancient Grain
The story of KAMUT® khorasan wheat began in 1949, when a U.S. Airman stationed in Portugal received some unusual looking grain from a man who claimed to have taken it from a tomb in Egypt. The Airman sent 36 kernels of the grain to his father, a farmer near Fort Benton, Montana, who grew those seeds into 1,500 bushels and called it “King Tut wheat.”
During the same period, Bob also became interested in organic farming, and in 1986 planted his first certified organic crop. Two years later, his organic wheat was introduced to the health food market as a pasta, and demand grew for breads and other products made with the sweet nutty-buttery grain. Today, the KAMUT® trademark is a guarantee of unhybridized, unmodified and non-GMO ancient khorasan wheat—always organically grown—that meets Bob’s high purity, nutrition and quality standards.
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