Buckwheat is actually a seed of a flowering fruit that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Ground into flour, it has a strong and earth flavour. It's completely gluten-free and unrelated to wheat and all the grass roots in the wheat family making it a perfect substitute for anyone who is gluten intolerant. It is one of the healthiest, nuttiest and most versatile whole grains which is incredibly high in nutrients, and even has more fibre than oatmeal.
Buckwheat flour is used in Eastern Europe to make blinis, US to make crepes and pancakes and in Asia to make Japanese soba noodles. With a slightly heavier texture, it makes a great base for wheat free bread and pasta.
Use Buckwheat flour in all your baking and cooking recipes.
Once opened, store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place and keep away from direct sunlight.
Ceres Organics is a New Zealand company founded in 1982 by Juliet Lamont. They strive to make organic, biodynamic and GE-free food available through sourcing quality products that are sustainably produced by organic or biodynamic methods, thereby creating a distribution chain that is both ecologically and socially responsible. Their status as a founding member of the GE-Free communities and general support of the GE-Free movement attest to their social responsibility.
Ceres were the first NZ company to become EcoSocial certified - an organic fair trade certification. We are proud to be distributing Ceres Organics' products, from one of NZ's leading organic food distributors.
Our delicious Explore Cuisine pastas are certified organic and made from pure edamame beans, mung beans, black beans, adzuki beans and non-GMO soy beans. They are naturally gluten free, and are extremely high in protein at between 36% and 45%.
These amazing bean pastas cook perfectly 'al dente', so aren't easy to overcook like traditional gluten free pastas.
Use as you would your regular pasta. Or if you've been avoiding pasta for a while, get amongst!
We love stirring our Basil and Kale Pesto through the Mung Bean Fettucine for a quick and easy mid-week dinner. The spaghetti also work perfectly in Asian style noodle dishes, particularly Japanese recipes where you would ordinarily use Soba noodles.
Adzuki Bean Spaghetti: Adzuki Beans*, Soy Beans*, Water Red Lentil Penne: Red Lentil Flour*, Brown Rice Flour*
*Certified Organic Ingredient
"Love that it's high protein and low net carb. The taste and texture are great. So glad I found this."
- Emma Roth (New York, USA)
"Being gluten intolerant, I've tried every other kind of pasta and haven't been too thrilled with most of them. These are my new favourite."
Explore Cuisine combines both the health-giving benefits of pulses and sophisticated types of organic noodles in a great line of products .Our delicious Explore Cuisine pastas are certified organic and made from pure mung beans, black beans, adzuki beans and non-GMO soy beans. They are naturally gluten free, and are extremely high in protein at between 36% and 45%.
Our Teeccino is naturally caffeine-free herbal coffee, roasted and ground to brew and taste just like regular coffee. It is certified organic and contains numerous natural plant-based antioxidants from carob, dates, figs and almonds. Unlike regular coffee, Teeccino is non-acidic and gives you a natural energy boost from nutrients rather than stimulants.
Note that although Teeccino contains barley it has been independently tested (University of Nebraska) to show it doesn't contain gluten. Although gluten is present in barley, it typically does not extract out of the barley using conventional coffee brewing techniques.
Pour boiling water over the Tee-bag in a cup and steep for 3-5 minutes. Dunk the bag several times in the beginning for the best brew. Use two Tee-bags for a stronger brew in a larger mug or tea pot. Add plant based milk and natural sweetener, such as coconut sugar, coconut nectar, or agave, as you prefer.
Note: Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut and Java contain barley.
"I love the convenience. Nothing is lost but so much is gained. The flavour is just a good and strong (for bold coffee lovers like me). Kudos Teecino!"
- J.B. (Maryland, USA)
"I am so happy that I happened upon Teeccino. These Vanilla Nut Tee-bags are delicious and full bodied. I have stomach issues and shouldn't have coffee. I also have gluten sensitivity and cannot have gluten. Apparently, even though Teeccino contains barley, no gluten is present in the brewed drink. I have had no problems with it whatsoever. I am thrilled to have such a tasty coffee substitute that stands on its own in terms of its complex flavour. "
Teeccino herbal coffee, known throughout the world as a best selling organic coffee alternative, is roasted & ground to brew and taste like coffee. Created by Caroline MacDougall, an award winning herbal beverage designer, Teeccino satisfies the needs of coffee drinkers who want to enjoy the flavour of fresh brewed coffee without caffeine, gluten or acidity. Provides a natural energy boost from nutrients, not stimulants. Brew Teeccino just like coffee or steep Teeccino Tee-bags just like tea.
Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water, Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten free and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Their noodle form and neutral taste allow for a variety of uses including in salads and stir-fries. They provide a rich source of trace minerals including iodine, which kelp is well known for, and is important for optimal thyroid function.
Kelp Noodles make a super healthy and tasty alternative to regular white wheat pasta and noodles.
No cooking is required, just rinse, cut noodles into your desired length, and add to any dish and they're ready to go. They're best added right at the end of cooking, so as not to heat them too much and destroy the valuable nutrients.
After opening, store any unused noodles in water.
Water, Natural Sea Kelp, Sodium Alginate
"Great low carb whole food alternative to noodles. We've been using these in all sorts of noodles dishes, and they work really well. Can't believe they're so low in calories, carbs, and gluten free!"
- Gloria Chen (Auckland, New Zealand)
"Great for paleo diets. Have been craving noodles and pasta, so these are the perfect fix. So easy to use too - love that you don't even have to cook them."
- Matt Park (Gold Coast, Australia)
Can be used as a noodle alternative in the following:
The Sea Tangle Noodle Company has been making Kelp Noodles in San Diego since 2001. They pride themselves in providing health-conscious customers with products that cater to those who are seeking alternative foods for their dietary needs.