Organic hard red winter wheat berries are the whole, unprocessed kernels of hard red winter wheat. They are a good source of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
Hard red winter wheat is a type of wheat that is high in protein and gluten, making it well-suited for baking bread. It is also more winter-hardy than other types of wheat, which allows it to be grown in colder climates.
When organic wheat berries are milled, they are usually ground into flour, but they can also be cooked whole and used in a variety of ways. They can be used as a rice substitute in savory dishes such as pilafs or added to salads or soups for a chewy texture. They can also be sprouted and used in sandwiches, or made into a porridge.
Cooking time depends on the size of the berries, but typically, wheat berries take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to become tender when cooked on the stovetop.
If you're looking for a gluten-free option, it's best to look into other grains like oats, amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat.