Kernza® Whole Grain
Kernza® Whole Grain
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.
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.
Kernza's kernels softened and expanded after soaking and simmering according to the package directions, producing a wonderful al dente slightly chewy texture. The kernels in my package were very well cleaned. (I'm growing some garden Kernza, so I know how difficult it is to remove the hulls.) The few kernels (six in one cup) that were still encased in their hulls floated to the surface of the soaking water, where they were easy to skim out before cooking. (I squeezed the kernels out of their hulls, and returned the kernels to my pan. Kernza is especially satisfying sweetened with honey and mixed in with oatmeal or other cereals, but the mildly nutty flavor balances savory recipes, also.
Delicious and interesting new find!
Interesting flavor. Still refining my cooking technique, but am really enjoying it in grain bowls for lunch, and like supporting sustainable progressive agriculture.
This was my second purchase. Have prepared and served this to several different eaters. All liked it. I cook the grain in the same water used for soaking to save all the flavors and nutrients and have shared with others including the developers.
Love the whole grain Kernza in oatmeal mix