Unlike the widely cultivated wheat, spelled is unchanged from it's wild form. Another important difference with the other cereals is that it is alkaline food, which tend to balance the acidity of the human body. Besides being rich in antioxidants, spelled contains 3 to 4 times more betakaroten and 2 times more vitamin A than common wheat. Contains significant amounts of magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, calcium. One of the most valuable qualities is the low gluten content, which is why it is appropriate for young children.