We take our incredible home-grown, whole grain rye and put it through the "cracker", which breaks it into smaller pieces, making Grainworks Organic Cracked Rye. Rye is a cereal grass closely related to wheat and barley, with great taste. Not just for bread and whisky! Rye retains more nutrients than wheat because the germ and bran is harder to separate from the kernel. This grain is also a healthy option for those seeking to control their weight. Its dietary fiber swells up when it absorbs liquid, and rye quickly gives us the feeling of satiety or being full. One cup of cooked rye berries supplies 24 grams of fiber and an impressive 26 grams of protein. Rye contains gluten, but it contains less than wheat. Perhaps North Americas best-known great pure rye product is rye bread. Rye is also used in Rye Whiskey. Tasty Tips and Storage Add to bread and baked goods for interesting flavour and texture. Cook up like rice for pilafs and risottos. When stored in our resealable bag or an airtight container, cracked rye will keep for six months or more on a cool, dry pantry shelf or 12 months in the freezer.