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Are farro and spelt the same thing?

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asked over 6 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 6 years ago

No, they are not. See this photo of a farro and mushroom salad.

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added over 6 years ago

so what the hell is spelt?--furious in brooklyn

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added about 6 years ago

I have made recipes with both and can verify that they are very different. Farro is more sweet. I think of it as a nutty grain kind of like quinoa. Spelt does not have the sweetness to me.

Picture on the left is farro. Picture on the right is spelt: