Organic Raw Buckwheat
Organic Raw Buckwheat by Hatton Hill Organic. Organically grown, harvested and dried in Ukraine. Packed in the UK.
Buckwheat is believed to have been first cultivated more than 8,000 years ago in Southeast Asia. It was one of the first crops introduced to North America by early European settlers and it's a staple food in much of Eastern Europe.
Despite its name, buckwheat has nothing to do with wheat: it's a cereal, and naturally gluten-free. Hatton Hill Organic’s raw buckwheat consists of the heart-shaped seeds of the buckwheat plant, which is part of the rhubarb family. The seeds have a moreish nutty flavour, and they're naturally gluten-free.
Buckwheat is a delicious, nutritious way to vary your diet away from carbohydrates such as rice, couscous, potatoes and pasta. Use it as a side dish for stews, curries and other saucy preparations, toss it into salads, and replace the rice in risotto- and pilaf-style dishes with our buckwheat.
How about mixing it up with onions, garlic, herbs and other ingredients (vegetables, nuts... anything that takes your fancy, really!) and using the mix to make roasted stuffed peppers and other vegetables? Try adding it to soups and casseroles.
Buckwheat is also fantastic for baking, giving homemade cookies and crackers a satisfying texture and the goodness of whole grains. If you're feeling like spoiling your kids with a sweet treat that's also a stealthy health food, try whipping up a chocolately breakfast cereal by mixing our raw buckwheat up with a little cocoa powder, honey and coconut oil and baking it – once it cools, it's ready to serve, and can be kept fresh in an airtight jar for up to a month. Yum!
Like rice and other grains, buckwheat is so incredibly versatile that its uses are practically limitless!
Organic ✓ Vegetarian ✓ Vegan ✓ Naturally gluten-free ✓
Certified as organic by the UK’s Soil Association (licence no. DA22427).
|Typical values||per 100g|
|- of which saturates||0.7g|
|- of which sugars||0.4g|
The consumed part of the buckwheat plant, which is known as a nut rather than a grain due to its structure, is the seeds. It is a tiny plant from the sorrel family, also known as grechka, and can grow mostly in arid and cool climates. As for its taste, it does not have such a dominant feature, and those who eat it generally liken it to bulgur.
As for its nutritional value, it contains plenty of vitamin B, magnesium and fibre. Since it does not contain gluten, it is one of the best alternatives for celiac patients and gluten-free diets. Our Raw Buckwheat is %100 organic, vegan & vegetarian, and gluten-free.
Packed on premises that handle celery, cereals containing gluten, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, and tree nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamias).