The buckwheat plant is weed-like, with heart shaped leaves and very fragrant flowers that attract bees. The name was derived from the Dutch word, bockwiet, meaning beech wheat, because of buckwheat’s resemblance to beechnuts and its nutritional similarities to wheat. Though used as a grain, buckwheat groats are actually the seeds of an herb. Buckwheat groats is obtained by cold hulling whole organic buckwheat.
- Buckwheat groats can replace potatoes or rice on any recipe.
- They can also be toasted at home and eaten as a crunchy snack by themselves or in combination with other nuts and seeds.
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Product should be stored in a cool, dry area at a temperature not exceeding 15˚C, for a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year.