Organic Hulled Buckwheat Groats
The name is somewhat deceptive as Buckwheat is not at all related to wheat. Buckwheat groats are in fact derived from a plant that is related to Rhubarb of all things! So while Buckwheat is traditionally classified as a grain, it is actually a plant seed. Buckwheat groats as a consumable food are the hulled seeds of the Buckwheat plant. The hulling process removes the outer husk to obtain the grain-like seed inside.
It is worth noting though that Buckwheat groats that are unprocessed can be slightly bitter to taste so it is usually recommended to soak and then toast them prior to cooking.
Organic buckwheat groats are ideal for adding into soups and salads, although they can also be used as a cereal on their own. Like many other grains, they may be used as a hot breakfast porridge or be included as a side dish with the main meal.
Toasting or roasting buckwheat groats (kasha) is very popular if you are planning to turn them into porridge.
Organic buckwheat groats
Product of China - Certified Organic Product
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
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