Whole organic wheat grain from the revolutionary YQ population, grown at Wakelyns, the population's original home.
YQ wheat grains can be cooked and eaten whole, or milled at home (we recommend using a Mockmill) for flavoursome and nutritious flour.
The YQ (Yield and Quality) wheat population was bred at Wakelyns Agroforestry by Professor Martin Wolfe and the Organic Research Centre. The population is a crop of extraordinary diversity that's emerged over time from a wide range of carefully chosen parent varieties, leading to fields of millions of genetically distinct individual wheat plants rather than the usual genetically uniform monocultures.
Pioneering Suffolk research farm Wakelyns was established in 1994 by our friend and mentor the late professor Martin Wolfe to test and develop agroforesty approaches that integrate annual crops (like lentils and cereals) with trees and other perennial plants.
Martin aimed to increase diversity in fields and between fields, an approach that increases overall yields and ensures the farm is better able to cope with climatic variability, pest and disease pressures and is less dependent on inputs, like fertiliser, from outside the farm. Read more about Wakelyns...
Add cooked wheatberries - or if cooking time allows, dry grains - to soups, stews and casseroles.
Use cooked or toasted grains as the basis for or tasty addition to salads.
Mill uncooked grains to produce a tasty and versatile flour.
Rinse, bring to the boil then simmer until tender (about 45 minutes). Speed up cooking by pre-soaking for a few hours.
Wheat Grain (Gluten)
For allergens, see ingredients in bold
|Typical values||Per 100g, raw whole grains|
|of which saturates||0.7g|
|of which sugars||2.0g|
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
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