Clearspring Organic Buckwheat Pasta is made from naturally gluten-free 100% buckwheat flour. Buckwheat is not related to wheat and has been grown for centuries as a nutritious staple food. Made by second generation Italian producers, this delicate nutty flavoured tortiglioni has a firm texture with a satisfying bite and holds its shape during cooking. A genuine alternative to durum wheat pasta, not just for those avoiding gluten but for all to enjoy. Produced in a dedicated gluten and nut free facility which only uses renewable energy.
What is Buckwheat
Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat nor is it a grass, it is in fact closely related to rhubarb and sorrel. The name 'buckwheat' or 'beech wheat' comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and the fact that it is used like wheat. It is one of the most versatile gluten free grains central to many international recipes from Japanese soba noodles, Eastern European Kasha to French galettes and has been used for centuries across the world as a staple food.
How To Use
Bring plenty of water to the boil with a pinch of salt if desired. Add 80g of pasta per portion. For perfect “al dente” pasta simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. For more tender pasta, simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes. Drain through a sieve and serve immediately with your favourite sauce.
Serving suggestion: Buckwheat Pasta also makes a perfect base for a salad. Just rinse under cold running water after cooking and mix with fresh ingredients and a dressing of your choice. This box contains 3 servings.
Store in a cool, dry place.