Spelt is very similar to wheat. So similar that FDA says that spelt products can't claim to be "wheat-free" on their labels. In fact a popular bakery in Minnesota had 30,000 loaves of spelt bread seized
by the Federal Government because the labels claimed the loaves were "wheat-free." While the breads did not contain wheat, they were made from spelt flour. The company, French Meadow Bakery
is changing their labels (by they way, I have tasted their spelt bread and it is wonderful) to remove the "wheat-free" wording.
Many people feel that because spelt protein is easier to digest than wheat protein, they can tolerate spelt products even if they are allergic to regular wheat products. This seems to especially be true for people with delayed hypersensitivities to wheat.
Read more about spelt
and how it can be a healthy part of your diet.