Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Groats

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Description

Organic Buckwheat Groats are a source of manganese.

Organic Buckwheat groats have gained popularity because despite their name they are wheat and gluten free.  They can be used like a grain but are actually a seed. Similarly to quinoa and amaranth, buckwheat is referred to as a ‘pseudo-cereal’ or ‘pseudo-grain’ as it is a seed that can be used like a grain.

Organic Buckwheat Groats are nutrient rich and a great option for those looking for alternatives due to allergies or simply variety in their cooking.  It has an earthy, nutty flavour which goes well in a range of recipes.  If you want to try baking with ground buckwheat we sell organic buckwheat flour here.

Organic Buckwheat was first cultivated in 4000 BC in Europe but is also known for its popularity in Asia.  Most Buckwheat is grown in the Northern Hemisphere with Central and Eastern Europe being the best producers.  It is commonly found in Eastern European cuisine, with a porridge like dish called Kasha being one of Russians national dishes.  Kasha is served sweet or savoury as a side dish or main.

Origin: Poland

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts and gluten.

Nutritional Information

Organic Buckwheat Groats (cooked) are a source of Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Buckwheat Groats: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 385kj/92kcal 347kj/83kcal 4.14%
Fat 0.6g 0.54g 0.77%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.09g 0.45%
Carbohydrate 19.9g 17.91g 6.88%
of which sugars 0.9g 0.81g 0.90%
Fibre 2.7g 2.43g
Protein 3.4g 3.06g 6.12%
Salt 4mg 3.60mg 0.15%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Manganese 0.40mg 0.36mg 18%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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1 review for Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Groats

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Urquhart (verified owner)

    Great buckwheat – tastes great, and i have the piece in mind that it is well sourced. I bought the 25kg bag and there was a problem with the parcel when i got it. However, customer service was very helpful and made up for it, so I had to give a great review.

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse under water a few times
  2. Combine two parts water to one part buckwheat in a pan
  3. Add salt now if you want
  4. Bring to the boil
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We like buckwheat best in a garden style salad with fresh herbs and finely chopped vegetables but it can also be used in the place of rice and other grains in any recipe.
  2. Try buckwheat porridge on a cold day.
  3. If you are feeling creative you can grind them down into flour and make gluten free cookies, muffins or pancakes.
  4. Buckwheat sprouts well and if you have time you can dry and grind the sprouts to make activated buckwheat flour!
  5. If you are short of time and want to experiment then you can buy buckwheat flour here.