Early marketing literature (still referred to on some websites) and the USDA documentation for this variety claimed that Kamut was descended from a handful of grain found in a stone box in a tomb near Dashur, Egypt in the 1940s. However, this cannot be the case, as ancient Egyptians grew only emmer wheat, and the maximum viability of wheat (unless frozen) is 200 years. Current literature still features Egyptian motifs, but refers to the more plausible view that Kamut is a current-day landrace from Egypt. 
Kamut was registered as a plant variety in 1990 by T. Mack Quinn, and his son Bob Quinn, of Big Sandy, Montana. Production and marketing of Kamut takes place under strict licensing conditions from Kamut International. It is grown as an organic crop, with typical yields of 0.8-1.2 tonnes/ha. 
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- Kamut - Wikipedia
Aliases (Also Known As)
Kamut Grass Juice Powder
Khorasan Wheat Flour
Whole Grain Kamut
Whole Grain Kamut Flour
Whole Grain Kamut Wheat
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