[Sca-cooks] "Bojal" wheat

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 13:45:17 PST 2010

Terry Decker wrote:
> Given the location and the time frame, I might suggest durum, which is a very hard wheat.
> Bear
>> Suey wrote: 
>>> According to the Wikipedia article "Historia de la gastronomia de 
>>> Espana," from the 7th 
>>> C BC Carthaginians cultivated common wheat, barley, germinated spelt 
>>> and "bojal" wheat. "Boj" means boxwood in English but this word 
>>> "bojal" does not seem to appear anywhere in google except in this 
>>> article. The word is not found in the Royal Academy of Spain's 
>>> dictionary. Any ideas as to what the English equivalent could be? 
>>> My hunch is that it could be red wheat but we have hard and soft, 
>>> winter and spring??? 
>>> Suey 
Durum wheat did not come to Spain until the Berber brought it but the 
10th C AD. "Bojal" wheat is dated from the 7th C BC. and seems to have 
been brought by the Carthaginians.

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