Khorasan wheat or Oriental wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. turanicum also called Triticum turanicum) is a tetraploid wheat species. It is an ancient grain type; Khorasan refers to a historical region in modern-day Iran in the northeast. This grain is twice the size of modern-day wheat and is known for its rich nutty flavor.
Kamut International, the company that owns the brand, has also set up a research program in order to continually investigate the properties of Kamut Khorasan wheat.