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Hard Red Winter Wheat Berries

Hard Red Winter Wheat Berries

$11.95/ea.

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  • Non-GMO
  • Our products are certified by the Non-GMO Project. Our family believes each customer has the right to know more about their food. So we partner with organizations to give you the security of knowing what you are eating.

  • Non-Irradiated
  • We do not irradiate our foods - an accepted practice that exposes food to radiation. Since we don't irradiate you can sprout our products with the exception of the Split Peas (once we split the whole pea in half it doesn't sprout). Extra care is required when using irradiated products. Our foods need to be stored in dark cool places.

  • Field Traceable
  • Map the bag of food in your hands to the field in which we grew it! Each product comes with a product code that allows you to trace it back to exactly where we farmed it.

  • Kosher Pareve
  • Annually our farm, farm storage and cleaning facility are thoroughly inspected by Rabbi Jack. The term Kosher Pareve means the food is neither meat nor dairy and Pareve foods may be mixed with either meat or dairy, but not both.

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What Are Wheat Berries?  

If you are new to wheat berries or are just wondering what a wheat berry is. Here is a complete guide to everything you could want to know; from recipes, how to cook wheat berries, wheat berry nutrition and how to grow wheat grass. Wheat berries are whole grain kernels from the head of a wheat plant that are thought to be full of vitamins and fiber. A wheat berry is made up of three parts: the germ, the bran, and endosperm. Red wheat berries can be used for many purposes, you can sprout wheat berries for salads or sprouted flour, grow wheatgrass for juicing and use the wheat berries to make fresh flour, breakfast cereals, and salads. Looking for a guide to which wheat berry is best for what? Click here.

About our Hard Red Winter Wheat:

While our winter wheat is the best wheat berry for sprouting it is also fantastic for homemade flour and in many wheat berry recipes. You can buy hard red wheat berries direct from our farm on the Palouse, where we been growing wheat berries for five generations, and have them shipped directly to you. Our hard red winter wheat berries are planted in October and harvested in July or August. We put a lot of love and time into this wheat and because our products are non-irradiated you can use them as wheat seeds. This winter wheat has a high enough protein content to make it great for yeast breads and mild enough for muffins and other baked goods as well as to provide a nutty flavor to your wheat berry salad recipe.

How to Cook Wheat Berries?

Wheat berries do not need to be soaked before cooking, making them perfect for quick and easy recipes. If you want to enhance the nutty flavor of your wheat berries, roast them for at 375° for ten minutes prior to cooking. It is an optional step but will really enhance the flavor. Wheat berries are simply cooked by simmering one cup of wheat berries in three cups of water for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until soft. Our wheat berries are always sold the same crop year so you know they are always fresh.  

To make whole wheat flour simply place the dried wheat berries in your mill and grind.  Fresh flour takes just one minute!

Cooking Wheat Berries:

  • 1 cup of wheat berries
  • 3 cups of water
  1. 1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. 2. Add the wheat berries.
  3. 3. Stirring occasionally, boil for 30 minutes.
  4. 4. Start checking the wheat berries to see how tender they are. If they are still tough check every few minutes until they reach the desired tenderness.
  5. 5. Drain and use as indicated in your wheat berry recipe.
how to cook wheat berries

    How to Grow Wheat Grass:

    Not sure what wheatgrass is? Wheatgrass or wheat grass is simply wheat that is harvested before the flag leaf sprouts. The most common way to utilize wheatgrass is to juice it. Not just any juicer will juice wheat so you will need to check with the manufacturer. This juicer from Amazon comes highly recommended Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome. Wheat grass juice is said to be packed with essential vitamin and nutrients that keep your body and mind energetic and healthy. A lot of people like to take shots of wheatgrass juice or add the juice of wheatgrass to their daily smoothies. Check out a more detailed explanation for how you can also grow wheatgrass for your cats or other pets, we have quite a few customers who use these wheat berries to grow fodder for their chickens and other livestock. Growing your own wheatgrass from wheat grass seeds or wheat berries is easy and affordable.

    Growing Wheat Grass:

    Items Needed

    • 1/2 Cup wheat berries 
    • Sprouting jar 
    • 10x10 Planting Tray 
    • Seed starting soil mix 

    Directions

    1. 1. Place rinsed wheat berries in a quart size sprouting jar.  Fill the jar with water and cover with a sprouting screen. If you are making your sprouting jar, cover the opening with cheesecloth and a rubber band.
    2. 2. Soak for at least 6 hours or overnight. Drain off all water.
    3. 3. Invert jar in a colander at an angle so berries will drain and the air is allowed to circulate.  After 8-12 hours of draining - rinse and drain again.  
    4. 4. Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times daily.
    5. 5. When tiny sprouts begin to form in 2-3 days, completely drain.
    6. 6. Place soil in the tray.
    7. 7. Cover top of the soil with sprouted wheat berries (don’t worry about how they lay on soil, they will correct themselves).  Place just enough soil on top of the sprouted berries to adequately cover. Water.
    8. 8. Continue to water every other day.
    9. 9. Your wheatgrass should be ready to use in about 5-6 days.  Cut and use.  
    10. 10. It will keep growing and be ready to use about every other day. 

      Wheat Berry Nutrition:

      Hard red wheat berries have great nutritional value to add to your daily diet. Dietary fiber is just one of those with about 12 grams in a 100 gram serving of hard red wheat. As most everyone knows, fiber is an essential part of your diet and can help to regulate your digestive tract. The other biggie in the nutritional value of the hard red wheat berry is its protein content. Hard red winter wheat or wheat seeds have a protein content around 11% making them great for a variety of uses. 

      winter wheat berry nutritional facts

      Wheat Berry Recipes:

      Most people use wheat berries to make homemade flour and that is a great use for them. Nothing beats homemade flour in taste or nutrition and we have great recipes for making baked goods with fresh wheat berry flour. However, you can do so much more with wheat berries, you can make wheat berry salads or wheat berry cereals for breakfast. Check out our wheat berry recipe collection, we have even broken it down by wheat berry, so you know what recipe works best for what recipe.

      wheat berry recipes

       

      Most people use wheat berries to make homemade flour and that is a great use for them. Nothing beats homemade flour in taste or nutrition and we have great recipes for making baked goods with fresh wheat berry flour. However, you can do so much more with wheat berries, you can make wheat berry salads or wheat berry cereals for breakfast. Check out our wheat berry recipe collection, we have even broken it down by wheat berry, so you know what recipe works best for what recipe.

      What makes Palouse Brand Products Special? 

      Our cleaning facility was designed for quality not quantity and has cleaned legumes and grains for the international market and domestic consumption. Our food is appealing to our consumers because of its nutrition, aesthetics, and trace-ability to our farm fields.

      What is trace-ability?

       Each bag of food comes with a special lot code that allows you to see the dates we planted and harvested your food, pictures of the growing crop and more. All of our products are certified Kosher Parve, Non-GMO Project Certified and our farming methods are Certified Sustainable by the Food Alliance. Our foods are different because Steve & Kevin Mader plant, harvest, clean and package at our own facilities in Washington State - there are few if any companies that can track your food and the details of your food back to the field like we do.

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      Ingredients: Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher Parve Certified, and Food Alliance Sustainably Grown Dark Northern Spring Wheat Berries

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