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Organic Sprouted Buckwheat

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When buckwheat is sprouted, the structures of the seed start to break down, giving it that coveted crunch. Sprouted buckwheat is great for mueslis, granola or topping cereal and yogurt. We sprout this grain to improve its texture and decrease its very distinct flavour to something more subtle.

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Grain Type: Organic Buckwheat
Grown in: Madison, Minnesota, USA
Uses: Cooked — salad, grain bowl, porridge, Toasted — granola, muesli, yogurt topping
Taste: Rich, earthy

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. Check out our recipes page for delicious recipes, or for detailed cooking methods, read our cooking guide.

Cooking Instructions

Cook Time: 10 minutes

1. Rinse.
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. Strain and 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.


Organic Sprouted Buckwheat

Nutrition Facts

Storage & Shelf Life

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

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

  • Muesli
  • Top yogurt, cereal or salad
  • Porridge
  • The base of a grain bowl
  • Pilaf

2 reviews for Organic Sprouted Buckwheat

  1. Michelle (verified owner)

    Love this Canadian company! The buckwheat is AMAZING, especially since it is sprouted which makes it more nutritious and bioavailable. I make granola with it and it adds the perfect crunch. I have ordered several Second Spring products and I have been beyond happy with every single one of them.

  2. Carl (verified owner)

    Delicious crunchy buckwheat sprouts.

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