Kamut is the brand name for an ancient variety of wheat called Khorasan wheat. It is higher in protein than regular durum wheat and is also higher in minerals like selenium, zinc, and magnesium. Khorasan wheat was discovered in Egypt in 1949 and upon this, some kernels were sent to America. Early production of the wheat began in 1950, but it wasn't in 1986 that it was introduced to the health food market. Kamut Khorasan wheat is higher in lipids than regular wheat, which means that it possesses a unique ability to produce energy in the body. Kamut can be used in place of a different whole wheat or all-purpose flour in any recipe and is a healthful addition to a varied diet.