Sprouted buckwheat is earthy, nutritious and naturally gluten-free. Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat; it is actually from a flowering fruit in the rhubarb family. It is rich in protein and essential amino acids like lysine and arginine, which many major cereal crops are deficient in.
The whole buckwheat groat goes through a slow soaking and sprouting period to enhance its texture, reduce its cook time to just 10 minutes, and make it easier to digest. Sprouting also mellows buckwheat’s distinct flavour for a lighter, subtler taste. It’s earthy flavour can be compared to hoppy beer (in fact, buckwheat is often an ingredient in gluten-free beer).
When cooked as a whole grain, sprouted buckwheat has a soft, fluffy texture that’s great for salads, grain bowls and pilafs. If you cook it a little longer it becomes an amazingly creamy porridge. We love combining it with other warm, earthy flavours like cinnamon. Sprouting breaks down the structures of the seed, giving it a light and perfectly crunchy texture. Try toasting it as a delicious addition to granolas and muselis. You can swap it 1:1 for unsprouted buckwheat.
HOW TO USE
Our favourite way to enjoy sprouted buckwheat
In a crunchy sprouted granola with nuts and seeds
Other delicious ways to enjoy sprouted buckwheat
- Top yogurt, cereal or salad
- The base of a grain bowl
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2. In medium sized pot, mix 1 part Organic Sprouted Buckwheat and 4 parts water.
3. Bring to boil.
4. Turn to LOW and simmer for 10 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
5. Using strainer, rinse with warm water.
You can also toast the raw buckwheat groats in the oven for a crunchy addition to granolas, trail mixes or on top of your morning cereal.
After sprouting, we carefully dry the grains back down to their shelf stable moisture levels. This means you can store them as you would store unsprouted whole grains – in a cool, dry place.
Once you cook your sprouted grains, they should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Shelf life: 2 years