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What is buckwheat? Buckwheat groats are gluten free seeds from a plant related to rhubarb. The outer husk is pulled away and the grain-like buckwheat seeds are harvested and eaten. First cultivated in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago, in time the seed journeyed west and took root in Eastern Europe, where raw buckwheat became the star of many classic dishes. Buckwheat contains essential amino acids, making it a popular, nutritious food in many nations across the globe. Each 1/4 cup of buckwheat is a good source of high-quality protein—6 grams—and supplies 6% of your recommended daily value of iron.
While buckwheat was commonly grown in the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries, the crop declined in the 20th century, before it was rediscovered as a delicious, nutritious ancient grain and exploded in popularity once more. Use buckwheat groats in any recipe that calls for whole grains and delight in the unique flavor and simple nutrients of this staple grain. Be sure to explore our collection of buckwheat recipes right here on our site, including granola, salads and more!
Eating raw buckwheat is generally safe, but may cause digestive issues or increase the risk of foodborne illness.
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This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.
As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, this product has been certified Kosher by OK Kosher Certification of Brooklyn, New York.
This product is made with nutritious whole grain. Check the Whole Grain Stamp on the package for more information.
All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it does not include eggs, dairy or honey.
This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
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