Organic Hulled Buckwheat

  • Organic Hulled Buckwheat
1 kg
$8.99
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The ‘’rice’’ of Nordic countries

Our organic hulled buckwheat is grown in Canada and follows strict organic agricultural standards. This versatile, nutritious seed is packed with nutrients such as iron. It's also rich in dietary fibre, which helps regulate digestion, as well as magnesium and calcium. This small triangular seed contains up to 12% of its own weight in protein. It also contains fagopyritols, that help lower cholesterol and control diabetes, as well as tryptophan, which the body converts into the sleep hormone melatonin.

Despite what its name might suggest, buckwheat is naturally gluten-free and is processed in a dedicated 100% gluten-free facility.

Buckwheat can be used in many ways: you can eat it on its own as a side, use it as a substitute for rice in risotto, as a base for a hearty salad, in a granola or energy bars. It can also be ground into flour and used to make various baked goods and traditional Breton galettes. We love buckwheat for its nutty, slightly astringent taste and great texture. It's a welcome addition to any well-stocked pantry!

Information

General Information

Nutrition & Benefits

Ingredients

Organic hulled buckwheat. May contain sesame, nuts and soy.

Health Facts

Organic Hulled Buckwheat Nutrition Facts

History

Buckwheat is native to Asia and more specifically the south-western area of China where it was domesticated over 3000 years ago. It was introduced to Europe during the Middle Ages, after becoming very popular in Russia. In North America, it was planted by early settlers because it had the ability to "open the floor 'and rid it of weeds. Today, it is source of food for humans and animals. Buckwheat is used as a natural herbicide and fertilizer in organic growing to rid the soil of weeds. Buckwheat also helps supplement the soil with phosphate, an essential nutrient for crop growing.

Culinary Uses

Buckwheat seeds can be cooked by pouring a cup of buckwheat in 2 cups of boiling water for about 15 minutes over low heat. Just beware that if it is overcooked, it will become pasty. Buckwheat can also be eaten cold in salads, hot as a side dish to replace rice or pasta or even as a hot cereal for breakfast.

Need more inspiration? Try these recipes:
Dehydrated buckwheat granola
Blueberry and raspberry buckwheat cream
Buckwheat granola with pecans, chocolate and coconut
Local blueberry buckwheaties
Buckwheat, tofu and mushroom salad with miso ginger dressing
Buckwheat oatmeal with almond butter, banana and seasonal fruit
Chocolate, almond and toasted buckwheat bars

Preservation

Can be preserved in a cool, dry cupboard protected from light and humidity.

Origin

Canada

Did You Know?

Buckwheat is not wheat at all. It is related to the rhubarb family. It is a staple food in Eastern European countries. While it is a nice compliment to Middle Eastern meals, buckwheat is also naturally gluten free so it is a handy food for people who suffer from celiac disease.

Reviews

Reviews

My Favorite Written By: Vanessa
Buckwheat is a staple in my pantry as I use it often to make delicious hot cereal. It also makes a great addition to granola and can be easily turned into flour for pancakes, cookies, breads, etc. This buckwheat is top quality, tasty, and I love that it is Quebec grown.
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