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.
We love it. Very tasty and bakes well.
Kernza seems to make the dough stickier and it adds a nice nutty flavor. I’ve been using it for about a year now. https://my-minnesota.blogspot.com/2020/10/our-long-promised-update-on-kernza.html
I am loving Kernza flour! So flavorful and versatile. My favorites uses are crusts: quiche, pie, pizza, etc. I has a distinct nutty flavor that is not strong, but really enhances other food.
Love it in my baking, and in the hope it brings me for the future.
I have tried it in several recipes. I think it works just as well as other flour. I will put bread flour with it when just making bread. I love the smell. Is this a combination of perennial grasses? Is the smell natural, not added?