BUCKWHEAT FLOUR - Kosher/Gluten Free

Buckwheat Flour
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BUCKWHEAT FLOUR - Kosher/Gluten Free

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Description:

Buckwheat is a short season crop that does well on poor soils. Buckwheat is not technically a grain but is a fruit, an annual related to Rhubarb and Sorrel. Native to Central Asia, Buckwheat was introduced to Europe at the end of the middle ages. The word Buckwheat is said to come from the Anglo-Saxon words boc (beech) and whoet (wheat) because the seed resembled a small beechnut and yet was similar in size to a wheat kernel. When unprocessed, the Buckwheat seed is three-sided and has a thick, hard outer shell that must be removed before eating. This is usually done mechanically and the remaining inner seed is called a groat. Hulled Buckwheat is cream colored and the groats are small and angular shaped. When roasted, this grain is called Kasha and can be used in breakfast cereals, breads, soups and stuffing. Buckwheat Flour is finely ground Buckwheat Groats. Buckwheat Flour carries a strong flavor and is also known as "black wheat". A rich malted flavor makes this flour useful as a thickening agent and in making soba noodles and pancakes. Buckwheat is an excellent source of easily digestive protein, contains all eight essential amino acids, and is low in gluten and a good source of fiber.

Ingredient Statement:

Buckwheat.

Since buckwheat does not contain gluten, it needs to be mixed with some type of gluten-containing flour for baking. In the United States, buckwheat flour is often used to make buckwheat muffins, crepes and pancakes, a real delight, especially for those allergic to wheat.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Add directly to recipe.

Product Description

Buckwheat flour is finely ground Buckwheat Groats. Buckwheat Flour carries a strong flavor and is low in gluten. Buckwheat is not technically a grain but an annual related to Rhubarb. Hulled Buckwheat is cream colored and becomes brown only when toasted. These Groats are small and angular shaped. When roasted, this grain is called Kasha. Buckwheat is rich in amino acids and considered the Heartiest grain, although it is not as easy to digest as other grains. Buckwheat Groats have a Walnut Cocoa flavor.

Physical

Color: White to off white.

Flavor: Typical sweet grain flour flavor.

Size: Min 90% thru a US #50 standard sieve.

Chemical

Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Buckwheat.

Allergen Statement

None.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 45g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 10
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g  
Protein 6g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.