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Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Groats -- 16 oz

Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Groats
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Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Groats -- 16 oz

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Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Buckwheat Groats Description

  • The Traditional Grain of Eastern Europe
  • Mainstay of Eastern European Cuisine with a Robust Flavor
  • Great in Grain Bowls, Soups and Cereal
  • Quick Cooking and Gluten Free
  • Grains - Of - Discovery
  • Organic Whole Grain
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • An Employee-Owned Company
  • To Your Good Health® ~ Bob Moore

No Grain. No Gain®. Our Organic Buckwheat Groats are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant. These soft white seeds have a mild, grassy flavor, which can be intensified by toasting the raw buckwheat groats. This gluten free grain is a must-have ingredient for classic Eastern European dishes like kasha varnishkes and potato knish. Experience Gluten Freedom® now!


Dear Friends,


At Bob's Red Mill, we're always in search of new whole grain adventures, and heirloom grains like buckwheat are more popular than ever. First cultivated in Southeast Asia, this seed took root in Eastern Europe, where it starred in classic dishes like kasha varnishkes and potato knish. Today, these "super grains" are prized for the delicious flavor and texture they add to grain bowls, side dishes and entrees. Try them and you'll see!


To your good health,

Bob Moore


Basic Cooking Instructions

Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a small pot. Add 1 cup buckwheat and ½ tsp salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water. Makes 4 servings.

Free Of
Gluten and GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup (45 g)
Servings per Container: About 10
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat1 g1%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate33 g12%
   Dietary Fiber2 g7%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein6 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium4 mg0%
Iron1 mg6%
Potassium196 mg4%
Other Ingredients: Organic buckwheat.
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Grain of the Month: The Benefits of Buckwheat

A beneficial addition to a healthy diet, buckwheat is a versatile, gluten-free food. Use it to make porridges, pastas, pancakes, stews and beyond. Ready to learn more? Bring on the buckwheat!

Porridge Made from Buckwheat Groats Topped with Fruit | is buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a “false” grain, otherwise known as a pseudo-grain or pseudo-cereal. Pseudo-grains originate from shrubs or bushes rather than grass like “true” grains such as wheat, oats and rice. The seeds from “false” grains can be grinded into flours and used in the kitchen just like grains. Pseudo-grains, like grains, are primarily made up of carbohydrates. Hence, the name. Buckwheat does not actually contain wheat and is gluten-free. Therefore, it’s safe for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to consume.

Where does buckwheat come from?

The cultivation of buckwheat dates back to 8,000 BC and continues to be a staple of Eastern European cuisine today. It has become much more popular in recent years in other cuisines due to the rising number of those looking to eliminate gluten from their diet. Buckwheat is a delicious and nutritious food and can be part of a healthy diet for those who consume gluten and those who do not.

What are the benefits of eating buckwheat?

Buckwheat is loaded with high-quality protein and healthy minerals. It’s also high in fiber, providing 4.5 g per 1 cup cooked buckwheat per serving. High fiber foods can help promote digestive health, stabilize blood sugars, and encourage heart health by reducing cholesterol levels. Buckwheat’s high fiber content makes it a superior carbohydrate choice for those with diabetes and/or those trying to lose weight, as it should not cause blood sugar spikes and provides a sense of fullness. Buckwheat contains 6 g of protein in one cup cooked, which is slightly higher than most true grains. Magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and iron are all significantly present in buckwheat and contribute to overall health when consumed in adequate amounts. These minerals found in buckwheat are likely absorbed better than most due to the low phytic acid content in buckwheat, which can inhibit the absorption of minerals.

What foods contain buckwheat + how to eat it

Buckwheat takes on the same culinary value as grains and can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes. The seed hulls are often ground into flour to make pancakes, waffles, crepes, pasta and soba noodles. Many enjoy buckwheat in groats form as well, which are hulled buckwheat kernels. Groats are a whole grain that make a nice substitute for oatmeal. Top cooked groats with fruit for a sweet option or cook groats in vegetable or chicken broth rather than water for a savory grain bowl. Buckwheat has a nutty flavor, so groats are also delicious when used like a nut. Toast them in a skillet over medium heat or bake in the oven until they become darker and fragrant. Use these crunchy groats to sprinkle onto salads, soups, stews, hot cereal and to make granola.

How to Prepare Buckwheat Groats

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. In small pot, bring water to boil. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to boil, and then reduce to simmer. Cover and cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any remaining water.

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