What are Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats?
Perhaps one of the best things about Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats is their versatility. Whether you’re looking for a great snack to eat raw, a gluten free alternative to use in your cooking, baking or you’re looking to make a ‘kasha’ (a type of porridge), there really is no substitute for Buckwheat Groats.
Buckwheat Groats have actually been a readily available part of both Eastern European and Asian diets for some time. Between the 10th and 13th centuries the grain was heavily cultivated in China and after that it spread quickly into Russia where it is still grown today, the traditional cuisines of both Russia and Poland rely on it heavily.
Although it is often used to make porridge or ground into flour, Buckwheat isn’t actually a cereal. It is in fact the fruit seed of the buckwheat plant. Fortunately for anyone who enjoys a gluten free diet, this means that it quite easily plugs a whole that might need filling. In fact, you can easily use cooked Buckwheat Groats as an alternative to rice or barley as well.
Whether you’re looking to eat them raw or cooked, Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats are readily packed and good to go.
What are Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats used for?
Wonderful as it may be, the benefits in Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats isn’t as easy to get as you might imagine. In order to prepare Buckwheat, the kernels have to be shawn off their outer shell using a special milling process. The unusual shape of the kernels means that this task requires very specific equipment and it can’t be done at home.
Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats are fully prepared for your pleasure so that you don’t have to worry about anything more than enjoying their fantastic flavour and nutrient profile.
- A great source of easily digestible, high-quality proteins. Making them an excellent meat alternative.
- Great for the digestion. With their sweet flavour and neutral thermal nature they can help to strengthen the intestines and improve appetite. They’re also a fantastic source of fibre.
- Swanson Organic Buckwheat contains zero gluten and is not a grain. That means that it’s great for celiacs and those on grain free diets.
Celiacs are those who can’t eat the protein gluten that’s normally found in pasta, bread and other foods because it damages their small intestine. For celiacs, gluten triggers an immune reaction that damages the tiny villi, which help your intestine absorb nutrients.
Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats offers a safe, delicious and viable alternative to gluten, however you choose to eat it.
How do I prepare Swanson Organic Buckwheat Groats?
You can eat them raw, roasted or cooked like porridge.
To eat raw it is highly recommended that you toast the Buckwheat in a pan for 5 mins (constantly stirring) to release their flavour.
Boil one cup of whole buckwheat groats with two cups of water in a saucepan. For toasted buckwheat, 15–20 minutes. For untoasted buckwheat, 20–30 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
Once cooked, store groats in the fridge for up to five days. Cooked groats may be frozen for longer storage.
NOTICE: This product is manufactured in a plant that processes tree nuts, soy, peanuts, wheat (gluten) and milk products.