Erewhon’s New Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal

By Leslie

Were you one of the first to try Erewhon’s new Buckwheat & Hemp cereal? If so, then you must have been to a Whole Foods Market.

The cereal’s been available since September exclusively at Whole Foods. It brings together two nutrient-dense ingredients to make one supergrain cereal. Buckwheat, although you wouldn’t guess from its name, is naturally gluten-free. It’s not actually a grain but a pseudo-cereal from the same family as sorrel and rhubarb. While hemp seeds come from the cannabis plant, they do not impart any intoxicating properties. They are rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and are also naturally high in protein and fiber.

Here’s how it’s made:

  • First, the whole organic buckwheat groats, organic brown rice kernels and organic hemp seeds are cooked until soft.
  • Next, they are gently rolled into thin, hearty flakes.
  • Finally, they are toasted and lightly sweetened with organic maple syrup and organic brown rice syrup. This makes the cereal mildly sweet and helps it stay crunchy in milk.

Each serving provides 5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein and 42 grams of 100% whole grains while being certified gluten free by GIG. As a bonus, like all Erewhon cereals, Buckwheat & Hemp is non-GMO project verified.

For more information about Erewhon and its cereals click here.



2 thoughts on “Erewhon’s New Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal”

  1. Just curious — how does this work for people who have jobs where they are drug-tested? I am aware of the insanity of the “drug-war” and I completely understand the benefits of using hemp for many things. Still, it’s on the list of substances for which a positive test will cause legal problems.There are many people who don’t have a choice about being tested if they want to keep their jobs, and often a positive test means being off work until you can prove that there’s a legal explanation. It’s hard to prove a negative, and there are cases of people who were sacked even though they were not drug users. Eating poppy seeds has been proven to result in testing positive for opiates. So, does eating hemp result in a positive cannabis test? It would be good to know before putting your job on the line.

  2. I have not been able to find this cereal in any Whole Foods in my area (San Francisco Peninsula) – very frustrating. I would love to try it. In the meantime amassing a big stack of coupons … :(

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2010-2015 Triumph Dining