Healthy Living on April 9 2019 by Bob's Red Mill
Wheat Berry Nutrition Facts
With a nutty and sweet taste, wheat berries are packed to the brim with nutrition. Wheat berries can be purchased at health food stores and right here at Bob’s Red Mill. They’re certainly making a name for themselves in the health food scene as of recently, and for good reason. Wheat berries actually contain the bran, germ and endosperm of the entire wheat kernel. Typically the wheat kernel is processed to form things like bread and pasta. But with the entire kernel still intact, the wheat berry packs serious health punch of fiber, protein and vitamins. They can be used in place of grains like rice, quinoa and farro or ground to make a flour for baked goods. They work well in both savory dishes and sweet dishes, of breakfast dishes and dinner dishes. They have a texture that holds up well and is a great choice for things like hearty soups, stews and porridges. Keep in mind as you start to experiment with wheat berries, that though they can be used like other grains, they often require more cooking time. This sometimes makes people shy away from using them, but it doesn’t need to! We suggest making a big batch of wheat berries and keeping them on hand throughout the week to make nutritious salads or to throw into soups for a bit of extra nutrition. You can even make then freeze your wheat berries for up to a month to make things even easier. However you’re choosing to enjoy your wheat berries, the nutritional benefits are incredible. These tiny powerhouses are high in nutrients, loaded with flavor, and the perfect ingredient to add to a healthy diet. Let’s jump into all things wheat berry and get you excited about introducing this magic ingredient into your mealtime routine.
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Total fat: 1g
Total Carbohydrate: 34 g
Dietary Fiber: 9g
Total sugars: 1g
I first soak the berries for 24-48 hours. I then drain the water, sprinkle them with cinnamon and set them on baking sheets in the sun.
I let them dry out thoroughly for 1-2 days. I take the pans and put them in the oven on 350, moving the sides in towards the center to toast the berries evenly.
When they are hard and crunchy and cooled off, I run them through my hand grinder. I store them in 1/2 gallon Mason jars.
To prepare, I take about 2/3 cup, add nonfat powdered milk, sweetener, water and a splash of vanilla. I'll through in some banana chips, dried blueberries or cherries for extra flavor. I like to set it in the ridge to chill it and let the wheat absorb some milk and soften, about 30 minutes.
This really is the best tasting and one of healthiest breakfast cereals I have ever eaten. I'll never buy cereal in a box again.