Gruenkern/Spelt is a member of the wheat family and makes a delicious soup. When I was a very little girl I would cross the street to my (adopted)Grandparents' house and eat their delicious Gruenkern Suppe. It is a wonderful German-Jewish dish. I just made it and am going to modify the recipe. It tasted great, but it was the wrong consistency. I used my stick blender and partially pureed the soup and added some beef broth to get the creamy consistency that I remembered.