Our organic buckwheat groats/hearts (hulled buckwheat) are certified organic, 100% gluten-free, and are Canadian grown! We offer both raw, and toasted (kasha) options.
Although often thought of as a grain, buckwheat is actually the seed of a fruit. Despite its name, it contains no wheat at all and is 100% gluten-free! It's one of the most popular ingredients used in our custom cereals since it's loaded with nutrients, is crunchy, and tastes great. It can be cooked or eaten raw and added to essentially any food to add crunchiness and boost the nutritional value.
It's an outstanding source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, B-complex vitamins, and various minerals.
Here are some of the nutritional highlights of buckwheat hearts:
- Is a complete protein (contains all amino acids)
- High in both soluble and insoluble fiber
- Source of B-complex vitamins
- An excellent gluten-free alternative to wheat grains
- Contain polyphenolic antioxidants that decrease body inflammation
- Contains good amounts many minerals including copper and magnesium
Read our blog post to learn how soaking and sprouting is a terrific way to maximize the nutrition of raw buckwheat hearts!
Potential Health Benefits
Buckwheat is packed with nutrition, and may offer the following health benefits based on scientific studies:
- May promotes cardiovascular health (fiber, magnesium, flavonoid rutin, lignans)
- May lower risk of diabetes and aid in blood sugar control (fiber, magnesium)
- May help prevent gallstones (insoluble fiber)
- May decrease risk of colon cancer (fiber, phenolics)
- Buckwheat contains no gluten
- Although often classified as a grain, it is actually a fruit seed
- It can be eaten raw or cooked
- Buckwheat flowers are very attractive to bees and are a popular variety of honey
- Groats can be ground into a flour that can be used for baking
- Quebec and Saskatchewan Canada or the largest growers of Buckwheat in Canada
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Store buckwheat in a sealed container in a cool dry place for 6-12 months.
How to Enjoy
Buckwheat can be cooked, or eaten raw. We use it as a base in many of our own cereal recipes, and also add it to many of our protein bars to give them some extra crunch and an added boost of fiber/complex carbs.
- Add as a topper to salads
- Mix into yogurt or cereal
- Add to smoothies for a carb boost
- Add to soups
One of the nice things about buckwheat is its versatility It has a fairly neutral flavour and therefore won't over-power foods that it's added to. If you are currently eating grains that contain wheat, consider using buckwheat as an alternative.
|Ingredients||Certified Organic Buckwheat Hearts|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||Canada|