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Organic Kasha Buckwheat

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Kasha is made by toasting hulled buckwheat, producing a reddish-brown kernel with a pleasant, nutty flavour and aroma. Buckwheat Basics: Not Wheat at All Common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a seed and not a relative of wheat. The fact that its seeds closely resemble beech tree seeds earned it the nickname beech wheat, or buckwheat. Buckwheat's use as a food dates back approximately 8000 years. It boasts an impressive 4.5 grams of fiber and nearly 6 grams of protein per cup of cooked groats. A naturally gluten-free food, buckwheat groats are rich in manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc and dietary fiber, as well as flavonoids rutin and quercitin that reduce inflammation. Buckwheat's protein is also a "complete" protein with all essential amino acids, including lysine. Tasty Tips and Storage Try Kasha buckwheat as a delicious breakfast porridge with added fruit, nuts and sweetener. Finally-ground groats can be used as a thickener for soups or sauces, or try adding whole Kasha groats to soups, or grind them into homemade flour. Because buckwheat flour is gluten-free, it's recommended to use it in combination with other flours for bread. Finely-ground buckwheat makes delicious crepes and is popular for pancakes. Store in our resealable bags or an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place for three months, or in the refrigerator or freezer for up to six months.

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