View Full Version : I've never done this before, but is this raw?
11-07-2007, 10:38 PM
I don't know much about grains.
But is this product the WHOLE raw form of the buckwheat grain?
11-07-2007, 10:55 PM
wow... I dunno ... I read the product description... i even looked at a larger image of the bag.... I didn't see the word 'raw' anywhere...I'm kinda ignorant to grains myself -- sorry I'm not more help.
maybe do a google search of the product - maybe they have a 'home page website thingy' maybe you'll find more info there??
11-07-2007, 11:01 PM
I don't look necessarily for the word "raw", I just want to know if that is the whole complete buckwheat package there. Is that what "groat" means?
11-07-2007, 11:04 PM
Aha found the answer :)
Buckwheat Groats are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant. These soft white seeds have a mild flavor, but when toasted or roasted, they have a delightfully intense flavor. Groats can be steam-cooked like rice for salads and side dishes or ground in your own mill into fresh flour.
11-07-2007, 11:20 PM
aha... ahaa..... so this groat thingy is what we soak and sprout for makin raw breads etc.... ?? !!!
thanks for the lesson SRD!! RAWK ON! :D
11-08-2007, 01:22 AM
Man, I'd like to know as well.. they are certainly cheaper than a lot of sources for buckwheat. I know when buckwheat is toasted, it is usually referred to as "kasha", not buckwheat... maybe we should just call the company and ask if they ever heat it above 115 or so.
11-08-2007, 05:41 AM
Any package of non-raw groats that I have ever seen usually says toasted buckwheat groats in the ingredients list. Bob's Red Mill also sells a toasted buckwheat called Kasha.
11-08-2007, 07:20 AM
Yes it is raw and whole.
It has a mix of brown and green colors. Toasted buckwheat is a uniform light brown.
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