What is Whole Toasted Buckwheat Groats (Kasha)?

Buckwheat is also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat or silver hull buckwheat. Buckwheat seeds come from the species Fagopyrum esculentum. 

To get maximum flavour and give Buckwheat seeds a longer shelf life, they are usually toasted until they turn brown in colour.

The toasted seeds (Groats) have a more assertive and toasty flavour. They are referred to as whole toasted buckwheat groats or simply referred to as Kasha.

Whole Toasted Buckwheat (Kasha) myfavouritepastime.com

The whole toasted groats can also be ground into flour or cracked into coarse, medium or fine granules.

Here are the buckwheat Seeds (Groats) before they are toasted

Organic Buckwheat Groats (Seeds), Canada

Point to Note

Buckwheat flour and groats must be used fresh because their fat content is high and they soon become rancid. (Alternative Field Crops Manual)

Here are Buckwheat Seeds after they are Roasted

Whole Toasted Buckwheat (Kasha) myfavouritepastime.com
Whole Toasted Buckwheat (Kasha) myfavouritepastime.com


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