WHEAT BERRIES, HARD RED
WHEAT BERRIES, HARD RED
Wheat is one of the most well-known and nutritious grains. One of the world's largest cereal-grass crops, Wheat is second only to rice. Unlike other cereal grains, Wheat contains a relatively high amount of gluten, the protein that provides the elasticity necessary for excellent bread making. There are well over 30,000 varieties of Wheat, but the three major types are Hard Wheat, Soft Wheat and Durum Wheat. The unprocessed Wheat kernel is commonly known as a Wheat Berry. The Wheat Berry is made up of three parts, bran, germ and endosperm. Wheat Berries are husked and this form of hard Red Wheat Berries is the least processed and has the highest gluten content. Grown in the coldest parts of the North and Northwest U.S., hard Red Wheat Berries absorb liquid well making them the ideal grain for bread. Wheat Berries are low in calories and are a nutritious source of protein, fiber, Vitamin B-6 and zinc.
Red Wheat Berries. (Contains Wheat, Gluten)
Wheat Berries are husked, whole Wheat Kernels surrounded by the Bran of the Wheat. This form of hard Red Wheat Berries is the least processed and has the highest gluten content. These are whole grains of Hard Winter Wheat, grown in the coldest parts of the North and Northwest U.S. Hard Red Wheat Berries have a high gluten content and absorb liquid well, making it the ideal grain for bread. Soft White Wheat Berries have a lower gluten content.
Color: Light to dark reddish tan.
Flavor: Typical of wheat berries.
Size: Approximately ¼ inch long, wheat shaped grain.
Heat Level: N/A
Red Wheat Berries.
Contains Wheat, Gluten.
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: 8 to 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).
Packaging: Poly bag in box.
Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.
SPC: <900,000 cfu / g
COLIFORM: <1000 cfu / g
YEAST: <2500 cfu / g
MOLD: <2500 cfu / g
Due to the nature of raw, agricultural products, the microbiological data provided should be considered as guidelines.
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.
|Serving Size 100g (uncooked)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 327||Calories from Fat 18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 71g||24%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||48%|
|Sugars 0 g|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Grind Wheat then add to bread for a hearty texture or add whole after soaking. Nutritious and tasty, Wheat Berries can be added to casseroles, soups, stews, muffins or pancake and waffle batter. Wheat Berry Salad with your favorite dried fruit or flavorful Wheat Berry Tapanade, Wheat Berry Tabbouleh and Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili are just a few of the delicious recipes you can !make with this hearty grain
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Soak wheat berries overnight. Drain, cover with 3½ cups of water or stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 50 minutes. Drain if needed, fluff with a fork. For nuttier flavor, toast before soaking.
One cup dry yields 3 cups cooked.