Buy Buckwheat Groats (Raw)
Buckwheat is one of those grains that is totally gluten free, and recently grabbing attention for it's number of health benefits. Buckwheat is not exactly a grain in the usual sense, as it's not a grass, and is actually related to Rhubarb. It's a food common in Asia, especially in Japan, where buckwheat has been used for centuries to make all kinds of breads, noodles and in some desserts too. Buckwheat is a fantastic source of protein (11%!), as well as calcium, iron and other minerals.
Cooking wise, buckwheat can be used the same way as oats, by soaking and turning into a porridge. Raw buckwheat can also be popped like popcorn, and milled into flour for baking. The grain is slightly bitter, but also so versatile that it can match with nearly any flavour: sweet, savoury, spicy.
Buckwheat Groats (Raw) Technical Notes:
Origin: Shandong, China
Quality: Medium Size Hulled Groats
Buckwheat Groats (Raw) Cooking Notes:
Flavour: Nutty, Bread, Bitter
Usage: Use similarly to oats or any other grain. Buckwheat can be boiled and eaten like rice, or ground up to powder and used for pancakes, waffles and making noodles. Buckwheat also pairs great with dairy products.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
Lovely toasted and sprinkled on salads and cereal, added to cookies- great nutty taste.
I've been replacing regular flour with Buckwheat in my baking goods since a couple of years ago. It's gluten free and possesses numerous benefits to your heart health. With Regency Spices's unbeatable price, you've got to incorporate Buckwheat in your diet.