Spelt Flour

An ancient grain, but a relative newcomer to modern baking, Spelt is becoming increasingly popular and makes a really delicious loaf of bread, not to mention cakes and biscuits!



An ancient provenance

An ancient grain Spelt is one of the oldest of cultivated grains preceded only by Emmer and Einkorn. Mentioned in the book of Exodus, Spelt has been cultivated for 5,000 years.

Characterised by tall stems, Spelt grows five feet high and is a “covered” wheat which means that its husk doesn’t fall off like modern wheat, but needs to be rubbed off before milling to flour.

The benefits of spelt

Spelt has excellent flavour and is good for you. It is naturally high in fibre and has higher protein levels than wheat, as well as more B complex vitamins and both simple and complex carbohydrates.

There is little doubt that many people who suffer from wheat-intolerance find Spelt easier to digest, which is one of the reasons for its growing popularity.

Spelt sourdough and much more

Spelt is a natural for the sourdough process, similar to Rye in its activity and produces a vigorous sourdough leaven and delicious artisan-style bread. Because of its “softness” Spelt is also suitable for making cakes pastries and biscuits.

Read our Focus on Spelt for more information.

Our range

We mill organic Spelt flour of exceptional quality, and produce both an organic wholemeal and an organic white Spelt flour. Enjoy browsing through our products below, and we will deliver your order direct to your door.

Organic Fig, Spelt and Pumpkin Seed Flour (420) -

Organic Fig, Spelt and Pumpkin Seed Flour (420)

Our fig, spelt and pumpkin seed flour blend is made using sun-dried Calimyrna figs which are prized for their natural sweetness and flavour, grown near the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey. Harvested by hand....

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£3.80
Organic Spelt Wholemeal Flour (407) -

Organic Spelt Wholemeal Flour (407)

Spelt grain is a cereal that has been found by archaeologists in many prehistoric sites and later became popular in Roman times.

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£2.90 - £49.70
Organic White Spelt Flour (408) -

Organic White Spelt Flour (408)

Spelt is an ancient grain closely related to Emmer. The origins of spelt can be traced to Neolithic times between 6000 – 5000BC.

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£2.90 - £57.25
Spelt Wholemeal Flour (non-organic) (417) -

Spelt Wholemeal Flour (non-organic) (417)

Spelt grain is a cereal that has been found by archaeologists in many prehistoric sites and later became popular in Roman times.

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£2.20 - £33.00
White Spelt Flour (non-organic) (418) -

White Spelt Flour (non-organic) (418)

Spelt is an ancient grain closely related to Emmer. The origins of spelt can be traced to Neolithic times between 6000 – 5000BC.

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£2.20 - £39.50

Flour Direct Shop update

Due to a temporary suspension of some services by couriers, we are currently unable to offer delivery to the Republic of Ireland, or overseas. This is being looked into urgently, and as soon as services resume we’ll update you here. Deliveries to Northern Ireland can begin again.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland, please don’t order for the moment, as we are unable to get the order to you.

Keep safe and well

The Shipton Millers

Common questions

When will my order be delivered?

We endeavour to despatch your order within 3-5 working days. For orders received before 11am we do our utmost to deliver next working day but this is not guaranteed. More ...


What do you charge for delivery?

We offer Free Delivery to most parts of the country on order values of £30 or more up to a maximum weight of 100kg; standard delivery on orders below £30 is £6. More ...


How can I keep an eye on my orders?

Your orders are stored on our system - you can save your basket to come back later and you can re-fill your basket with the items from your previous orders. Log in to My Shipton Mill to find out more.


How should I store my flour and how long will it keep?

Ideally flour should be kept in a sealed container in a cool dry place with stable temperature. Typically white flour has a shelf life from milling of 12 months. Wholemeal flour will be good for 6 months. More ...