Wheatberry

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Uncooked wheatberries
Wheatberries cooking - soaked then sauteed with spring onion

A wheatberry or wheat berry is the entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm. Wheatberries have a tan to reddish brown color and are available as either a hard or soft processed grain. 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.

Wheatberries are the primary ingredient in an Eastern European Christmas porridge called kutya. In France, cooked wheatberries 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 wheatberries.

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