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Organic Whole Buckwheat – Out of Stock

Organic buckwheat groats, the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant, offer a range of versatile culinary applications. These nutritious seeds can be cooked and used as a hearty grain substitute in various dishes. They are commonly utilized in porridge or as a base for pilafs, providing a nutty and satisfying texture. Buckwheat groats can also be ground into flour for making pancakes and noodles, imparting a distinctive flavor profile. Additionally, they make a delightful addition to salads, adding a delicious crunch when toasted. The versatility of buckwheat groats makes them an excellent choice for those seeking diverse and wholesome food options.

Description

Buckwheat, a versatile and nutrient-dense grain-like seed, has a rich history and a variety of uses. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a type of wheat but belongs to the polygonaceae family which includes a wide range of plants, both edible and non-edible, characterized by their distinctive jointed stems and often having large, broad leaves.

Originating in Central Asia thousands of years ago, buckwheat spread across Europe and later to North America. It gained popularity due to its adaptability to harsh climates and its ability to grow quickly.

One notable attribute of organic buckwheat is its exceptional nutritional profile. It is high in fiber, protein, and essential minerals such as manganese, magnesium, and copper. Buckwheat has a low glycemic index, making it suitable for those seeking stable blood sugar levels.

In terms of culinary uses, organic buckwheat offers versatility. Its groats, or hulled seeds, can be cooked and enjoyed as a side dish or added to soups, salads, and stir-fries. Buckwheat flour is used in baking, particularly for making pancakes, bread, and noodles. It is a key ingredient in traditional dishes like Russian blinis and Japanese soba noodles. The term “kasha” refers specifically to buckwheat groats that have been toasted or roasted. Roasting the buckwheat groats gives them a rich, nutty flavor and a slightly crunchy texture.

With its rich history, nutritional benefits, and diverse applications, buckwheat is appreciated by individuals seeking wholesome, high fiber options in their diets.

Cooking Instructions

Cooking Time: 20 – 30 minutes
1. Rinse
2. In a medium sized pot, mix 1 part buckwheat with 2 parts water
3. Bring to a boil
4. Once boiling reduce to low for 20 minutes or until desired texture is reached
5. Strain and rinse with warm water

Nutrition Facts

How to Use

• Breakfast cereal, Muesli
• Roasted into Kasha & sprinkled on salads
• Cooked and part of a whole grain salad or side dish
• Soba noodles (when milled into flour)
• Pancakes (when milled into flour)

Storage & Shelf Life

Buckwheat should be stored in a cool, dry place. If in doubt, store in fridge or freezer. All of Fieldstone Organics Buckwheat groats are stored in a refrigerated warehouse until they are distributed.  If grinding buckwheat into flour it is best done on demand to maintain optimal freshness and nutritional value.  Buckwheat is best stored in its groat form and used within 12 months of purchase.

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