Organic Buckwheat Toasted Kasha is simply organic buckwheat groats that have been hulled and roasted. Kasha is 100% whole grain and makes a wonderfully flavorful hot cereal or delicious side dish. Add it to soups or grind it into flour to create Japanese soba noodles.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Kasha is made from high quality organic buckwheat groats—raised by strict organic farming standards and QAI certified—that have been slow-roasted to bring out the deep, earthy flavor of whole grain buckwheat. It’s also one of the earliest known dishes of Eastern Europe: buckwheat kasha has been around for more than a thousand years! Not only is this enduring food delicious, but kasha buckwheat groats take just 10-12 minutes to prepare.
Don’t be fooled by the name: buckwheat is not related to wheat, and it isn’t a grass, either. Although it’s treated as a cereal crop, it’s actually related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat groats are among the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom, containing all of the essential amino acids. As plant-based foods have risen in popularity, ingredients like buckwheat have taken center stage.
Buckwheat kasha is gluten free and a wonderful dietary addition for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. It’s also a popular addition to green tea; studies indicate that buckwheat tea can reduce edema and may offer cardiovascular health benefits.
Try buckwheat kasha as a delicious hot porridge, pilaf or in traditional Eastern European dishes such as kasha varnishkes or potato and kasha knishes. Roasted buckwheat groats can also be added to soups and casseroles, used in place of breadcrumbs in meatballs or meatloaf, or crushed and used as breading.