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 durum 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 pre-cooked wheat berries. In 2014, McDonalds offered an Ebly salad for its upscale menu in Switzerland.[2]

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