Wheatberry

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Uncooked wheatberries

A wheatberry or wheat berry is the entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm.[1] 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. In 2014, McDonalds offered an Ebly salad for its upscale menu in Switzerland.[2]

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