Buckwheat (Fagopyrum Esculentum) flour is finely ground Buckwheat Groats. Buckwheat Flour carries a strong flavor and is low in gluten. Buckwheat is not technically a grain but an annual related to Rhubarb. Hulled Buckwheat is cream colored and becomes brown only when toasted. These Groats are small and angular shaped. When roasted, this grain is called Kasha (Kah-sha). Buckwheat is rich in amino acids and considered the Heartiest grain, although it is not as easy to digest as other grains. Buckwheat Groats have a Walnut Cocoa flavor. Buckwheat is native to Central Asia and was introduced to Europe at the end of the middle ages. Buckwheat Groats have been an important food source, in a variety of forms, since the 10th century BCE.
Buckwheat Flour can be used in muffins, pancakes, and crepes. Use in small amounts in yeast breads.
You can buy this grain in different bulk amounts. Please use the drop down menu to select the bulk size of grain that you would like. The price listed is in addition to the base price for the bulk grain. For example if it says 10 lbs bulk +$24, you should add an additional $24 to the bulk grain amount.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 April, 2008.