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Buckwheat, Organic, SuperPail

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  • Organic buckwheat
  • Non-GMO
  • Comes in a 6 gallon bucket
  • 10+ year shelf life
  • 41 lbs. net weight


Organic Buckwheat Groats, 41 lbs.

Our dehulled organic buckwheat groats are triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes.

Convenient & safe storage

Our dehulled buckwheat groats are certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 41 lbs. net weight. When you store buckwheat at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your buckwheat groats from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our bulk buckwheat comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket (because air is mainly oxygen and nitrogen). Note: If you don't already have a bucket lid removal tool, they make lid removal easy (see lower section of this web page).

  • “We tried marginally cheaper buckwheat from other suppliers… one time it tasted funny, another time it came in a torn paper bag… another time it wasn't thoroughly cleaned. Your buckwheat is always super clean, tastes great and stays fresh for months until it’s gone.”

    – Phil K., PA

Beat oxidation

In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!


All of our bulk bulk buckwheat is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Buckwheat that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Shelf Life

Our organic buckwheat has a shelf life of 10+ years when unopened and stored in a cool, dark, dry environment.


All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.

Buckwheat Uses & History

While its name contains the word "wheat", buckwheat (fagopyrum esculentum) is actually not a grain and is completely unrelated to wheat. Buckwheat is classified as a fruit, related to rhubarb! Seeds of buckwheat are full of complex carbohydrates, like cereal grain seeds, and for this reason buckwheat is referred to as a pseudo-cereal grain. Buckwheat is gluten-free so it's a safe choice for those with gluten sensitivities.

Buckwheat is a triangular shaped, light tan/green colored seed that looks much like miniature versions of the nuts (or fruit) from beech trees. This correlation is where buckwheat got its name. The Dutch translation of buckwheat is “boekweit”, which means “beech wheat”.

Buckwheat can be toasted and cooked much like rice, or cooked with more liquid into a porridge. Toasted buckwheat is known as kasha. Raw buckwheat or kasha can also be ground into a nutritious gluten-free flour; the flours perform and taste distinctly different. Raw buckwheat flour is the traditional choice for Russian blinis and Japanese soba noodles. Raw buckwheat is soft enough to chew, whereas toasted buckwheat is much harder.

Raw buckwheat has a slightly grassy flavor, while toasted buckwheat is stronger and more nut-like. The flavor of buckwheat complements dark spices, mushrooms, coffee, beets, walnuts and hazelnuts, figs, blackberries, cherries and many other strong, earthy flavors.

In addition to complex carbohydrates, buckwheat is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, amino acids and many B vitamins. Like quinoa, buckwheat is a complete protein! Buckwheat really shines when it comes to minerals—it's richer in minerals many grains, including common wheats, corn and rice, and the minerals are easier to digest than in many grains because buckwheat has a relatively low level of phytic acid, which inhibits your body from absorbing nutrients.

The fat content in buckwheat makes the seed go rancid quickly if precautions aren’t taken. To store buckwheat long term, we recommend vacuum sealing it with oxygen absorbers inside. After opening a container of buckwheat, store the buckwheat in the fridge for up to three months, or in the freezer for up to six months.

Buckwheat is gluten-free, so we recommend combining it with a gluten-containing flour in baked goods to achieve a lighter texture that holds together well, unless you’re avoiding gluten entirely. Substituting buckwheat flour for 25% of gluten-containing flours in quick bread and yeast bread recipes provides excellent results.

Buckwheat scores medium-low on the glycemic index, which means it won’t spike blood sugar levels, making it a good choice for diabetics.

Cooked buckwheat can be made into a side dish similar to rice, added to casseroles and soups or made into breakfast porridges. To cook, first rinse buckwheat and then toast in a skillet over medium heat for 4-6 minutes until golden brown and fragrant, stirring continually. Next, simmer in water, milk or broth, covered with a lid, until the buckwheat is tender but chewy. Simmering takes about 8-12 minutes when using a 1:1 ratio of toasted buckwheat groats to liquid for a rather dry result, and about 15-20 minutes with a 1:2 ratio for porridge. We recommend toasting buckwheat prior to cooking to keep the buckwheat free-flowing (compared to sticky) and to give the cooked grain a more robust flavor.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products!

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal Lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.

Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote.

Grain shipping zones

Need a LOT of grain?

When you order a full pallet of grain (36 buckets) or more, you earn a discount of $25 per bucket. And if you order 3 full pallets or more, the discount is $30 per bucket. (See the discount amounts in the table below.) These terms apply to this offer:

  • Your order may consist of a single product, or any combination of these grain, beans, rice, etc.
  • Total quantity must be a multiple of 12. So you can order 36 or 48 or 60 buckets, but not 37 or 55, for example.
  • You must have a quantity of at least 36 buckets, in a total quantity divisible by 12, in your cart for the discount to apply.
  • This offer applies to grain, beans, lentils, rice, or oilseeds (such as flax) that are packaged in buckets.
  • All buckets must be in stock.
  • The order can be delivered in one of two ways:

1.) It can be delivered to a business address with a forklift or dock and which is NOT also a residence. 

2.) OR the order may be picked up at the freight terminal in your area, within 3 business days of arrival. (Storage charges would start after 3 days.)

Bulk Superpail Discount

No. Buckets Bucket Discount Total Discount
36 $25 $900
48 $25 $1200
60 $25 $1500
72 $25 $1800
84 $25 $2100
96 $25 $2400
108 $30 $3240
120 $30 $3600
132 $30 $3960
144 $30 $4320
156 $30 $4680
168 $30 $5040

Orders of 36 buckets or more will receive the discounts above automatically, in your shopping cart. Please give us a call or email if you have any questions!


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BrandMountain High Organics
Gluten FreeYes
Allergen StatementFacility handles wheat, barley, soy, tree nuts, sesame & mustard.
CertificationsUSDA Organic
Product Weight (lbs.)44 lb.
Net Weight41 lb.
Country of ManufactureUnited States


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