BUCKWHEAT GROATS - Kosher/Gluten Free

Buckwheat Groats
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BUCKWHEAT GROATS - Kosher/Gluten Free



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 Groats carry a hearty, earthy malted tone, which enhance the flavor of your dish. Buckwheat Groats are an excellent source of easily digestive protein, containing all eight essential amino acids; they are a good source of fiber.

Ingredient Statement:

Buckwheat Groats.

In recent years, buckwheat has been used as a substitute for other grain in gluten free beer. The nutty, earthy flavor of groats is found in knishes, soba noodles, piroshki, pilafs, cold salads and as a breakfast food. Buckwheat Groats can be dry-roasted, sauteed, baked, braised or marinated.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Rinse 1 cup Buckwheat Groats in cold water.  Do not soak! Place the groats in sauce pan with 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.  

One cup dry equals 2 cups cooked.

Product Description

Buckwheat is not technically a grain but an annual related to rhubarb. Hulled Buckwheat is cream colored and becomes brown only when toasted. The 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. Buckwheat is native to Central Asia and was introduced to Europe at the end of the middle ages. Buckwheat Groats have been an important food source, in a variety of forms, since the 10th Century BC.


Color: Green to light tan.

Flavor: Walnut, cocoa flavor.

Size: Approximately 3.5 mm in length, 3.0 mm in width, angular shaped.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Buckwheat Groats.

Allergen Statement


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 20
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 6g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.