Hard Red Wheat is the crop that the Canadian Prairies, especially our home community of Vulcan, was founded on. Wheat berries are the entire wheat grain. From wheat sprouts to fresh-ground flour, you'll find many uses for our "Grown Here" Pride of the Farm Hard Red Wheat. Wheat - The crop that grew civilizations The history of flour can be traced as far back as 30,000 years ago. Because agricultural societies could sustain a much larger population, this led to the rise of civilization as we know it. A wheat kernel has three parts: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. The bran yields dietary fiber and Iron. The germ contains protein; vitamin E; B vitamins, phytonutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Grainworks Hard Red Spring Wheat normally has a protein content ranging between 12% and 15%. The endosperm, the largest part of the kernel, contains carbohydrates, some protein and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals. Tasty Tips and Storage Wheat berries are deliciously prepared like risotto, eaten in soups, cold in salads, hot pilafs or as a hot cereal. They can also be sprouted to create nutritious wheat sprouts.Wheat berries can be cooked into a creamy hot cereal alone or blended with other Grainworks' grains. Store in our resealable bag or airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a year. When stored in the freezer, Grainworks Organic Wheat berries can last a year or more. Cook using 2-1/2 cups water to 1 cup of berries. Add berries to boiling water, cover and simmer 50-60 minutes.