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.
Delicious pasta! I wasn’t sure what it to expect, but it was very flavorful and had a nice texture.
Adds a nice nutty flavor to pancakes. Terrific to use when sautéing chicken or fish filets.(Dredge filets in Kernza, shake off excess, sauté in olive oil 4 min per side). I bought several bags to give at Christmas.
Good in whole wheat bread
It's a wonderful addition to whole wheat bread. I add up to a third Kernza flour for a richer taste and lighter texture.
Kernza Belgian Waffles
Finally got to make batter according to Kaplan recipe. Really impressed by the taste, lightness, WW - brown cross-section, cooked 3 minutes in Belgian waffle iron. Definitely different, lighter, more flavorful than the Kodiak mix I use. (But Kodiak is the best flapjack/waffle mix I have found on the shelf. May add some Kernza to Kodiak next time.) Now wait: Found the batter too thin per Kaplan, had to add more Kernza flower. For me, should be 2 cups+, at least. Make it thicker !! A great experience and a surprise for me, as I am skeptical by nature. My 85lb choc Lab also liked it! — Mark, 85 years young in south Texas.
Highly recommend Kernza flour
Kernza flour imparts a very nice nutty flavor snd color to traditional and sourdough baked goods. Best results if substituting 20-25%(by weight or volume) of recipe flour with Kernza flour. No need for adding gluten or modifying recipe conditions.