Wheat berry

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Uncooked wheat berries

A wheat berry or wheatberry is an entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm.[1] Wheat berries have a tan to reddish brown color and are available as either a hard or soft processed grain[clarify]. They are often added to salads or baked into bread to add a crunchy texture. If wheat berries are milled, whole-wheat flour is produced.

Wheat berries are the primary ingredient in an Eastern European Christmas porridge called kutya. In France, cooked wheat berries are commonly eaten as a side dish instead of rice or corn. This side dish is often called Ebly, from the name of the first brand of cooked wheat berries. In 2014, McDonalds offered an Ebly salad for its upscale menu in Switzerland.[2]

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