[Sca-cooks] "Bojal" wheat
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.
>> 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???
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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