100% Australian grown.
Buckwheat is an excellent gluten free grain.
Buckwheat is low GI, high in magnesium and has a very balanced amino acid profile.
Buckwheat is botanically a fruit and our Australian grown buckwheat has a fresh sweet nutty flavour.
Our buckwheat kernels are tested Gluten Free and tested Chemical Residue Free.
Buckwheat kernels can be used for muesli, cooked as porridge, cooked like rice and added to salads or stir fries, or added to cakes and biscuits. Buckwheat kernels can also be milled into buckwheat flour.
The majority of buckwheat flour and kernels currently for sale in Australia are imported organic, mainly from China (including organic Chinese buckwheat imported into Europe and relabelled as European grown buckwheat).
Buckwheat is botanically a fruit and imported buckwheat could be many years old, affecting it's flavour and nutritional value.
Please be aware that "Australian Certified Organic" does not necessarily mean "Product of Australia". Read the small print.
Our Bio-Oz buckwheat is Chemical Residue Free but is not Certified Organic.
Please check the packaging to ensure you are buying Product of Australia.
Buckwheat may be gluten free but contamination with gluten containing grains means the buckwheat flour or kernels produced may no longer be gluten free.
Imported buckwheat is often contaminated with gluten containing grains.
Please check the packaging to ensure the buckwheat flour or kernels you are buying are labelled as gluten free, preferably with the Coeliac Australia logo.
We are supplying many small cafes and restaurants with our buckwheat flour and kernels.
If buckwheat is on the menu please ask if they are using Bio-Oz Buckwheat to ensure you are eating gluten free, obviously check for contamination within the restaurant as well.
Coeliac Australia has information packs and helpful protocols for cafes and restaurants cooking gluten free meals within a standard kitchen.