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Kernza® Whole Grain

23 Reviews

Kernza® Whole Grain

23 Reviews
Kernza® Whole Grain is perfect for grain bowls or home brewing.

What is Kernza®?

Kernza® is a perennial wheatgrass. It has a truly delicious, sweet, nutty flavor, and can be used in baking, cooking, and brewing. 

Why Cook with Kernza®?

Cook with Kernza® because it's delicious! What's more, Kernza® is a healthy whole grain that's high in protein, high in antioxidants, and has eight times the amount of insoluble fiber as wheat. Buying and eating Kernza® grain and flour is a tangible way to support scalable solutions to climate change and agricultural water pollution, while enjoying a new, flavorful food. Do good, eat well.

For recipes, or to learn how to use Kernza, check out our Test Kitchen or Community Recipes.

What is Perennial Agriculture?

Perennial agriculture is the solution to many challenges we face from grain production today. Perennials are plants that can be left in the field to return for several years without the annual tilling that damages topsoil and leads to erosion and nutrient losses. Perennials develop a deep root system that helps sequester carbon, filter water, and keep continuous living cover on the land. Their ecosystem services offer contrast to the greenhouse gas-intensive practices of modern annual agriculture. They produce nutritious food crops while protecting natural resources, a win-win for farmers, farming communities, food companies, and home cooks. Learn more at Kernza.org.

Kernza® contains gluten and is non-GMO. Processed in a facility that contains nuts.

Only available in the United States.

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Jon T.
United States United States

Terrific for tabbouleh ; pressure cooker instructions

I am a repeat customer for whole grain kernza. I love it as a substitute for rice. My favorite use is as the grain base in tabbouleh. With summer coming up, this is going to be one of our mainstays! For anyone curious, if using a pressure cooker then the kernza is finished without pre-soaking after 20 minutes of cooking at pressure. (High pressure, if your cooker gives you an option.) Use the same 1.5-to-1 water-to-kernza ratio as for regular cooking.

Owen S.
United States United States

Kernza grain

Hi. I've used the grain in bread and pancake dough.I used the suggested 15& with wheat flours. I'm pleased with the taste of the bread. The pancakes were heavier than usual. I have a grain mill and hope I'm grinding correctly.

Jen C.
United States United States

An extremely tasty surprise

I hadn’t realized, when this package arrived, that I’d accidentally ordered whole Kernza grains rather than Kernza flour - but this surprise led me to experiment more with Kernza than I might have otherwise. I was able to easily cook the whole grains in my rice cooker as a breakfast/side dish, and then I had the opportunity to do some experimenting with freshly-ground Kernza flour. (I don’t have a grain mill, but use my cleaned-out coffee grinder to very good effect.) So far, I’ve baked bread and gingerbread cookies with this wholemeal flour, and they’ve been fantastic - Kernza adds a full, nutty flavor. Delighted to have Kernza on hand for the holiday baking season!

Nancy E.
United States United States

Kernza for Breakfast

I love the taste of this grain - a little sweet - a little like coconut - definitely different than any other grain I have eaten.

Cindy G.
United States United States

A perfect addition for Whole Grains Sampling Day

I love the Kernza grain and I will be including it in my whole grains sampling lunch the last Wednesday of March. The class is for Life Long Learners.