Wanting to mill your own grain? Use these kernels and the counter-top grain mills to make fresh ground flour. Or use the whole grains when soaked, boiled or sprouted, to add an extra bite to your bread or dinner.
Complete product details
At a glance:
- 1 Kilogram
- Grown in Kruisem, Belgium
- Wheat variety: Zeeuwse witte
- Regionally grown
- Single origin
- Packaging: Recycled paper
- Produced by: Simon Colembie
- Certificates: Vega Plan Certification - Organic Certificate
- Field Objective: Organic cultivation of specialty grains.
- Processed by: Simon Colembie / On-Farm
- Transportation method: Transporter van
- Bulk Storage: Recyclable Kraft paper bag
Whole wheat kernels can be added to bread when soaked, cooked or sprouted. It can be ground into fresh wholemeal flour. Or it can even be used to make your own dry heat jug. To add as whole grain in a bread dough, soak overnight before adding.
Wheat, one of the base ingredients of modern day Western diet, but often produced in massive monoculture fields and heavenly sprayed. By not spraying, keeping the fields small to stimulate biodiversity, we believe in a result that is healthier for planet and people.
This product contains gluten.
|Nutritional value||Per 100 gram||Per portion (50 g)||RI*|
|Energy||1381kJ (329 kcal)||691 kJ (176 165 kcal)|
|Of which saturated||0.2||g||0.1||g|
|Of which sugars||1||g||0.5||g|
*Reference intake of an average adult ( 8400 kJ/2000 kcal) per 100gr
With wheat as a base commodity, you would think it is produced nearby. But the contrary is true. In Northern and Western Europe most wheat that is grown, is grown for animal feed. Such a waste if you would ask us! Wheat that is used for direct human consumption is often from Russia, Canada, United States or Ukraine, whilst it is used in massive mountains, that all have to be moved across the globe. So, Ekoto and its farmers grow quality grain, not for pork production, but for healthy breakfasts. And Simon Colembie is a knowledgeable farmer, producing sustainably and sorting and cleaning on-site, making it a truly short chain.
Though transport is an impact that is easy to visualise, often the way a product is produced has a much higher impact.
Ever seen the endless golden fields of grain with the sun setting in the background? Well, that is actually a complete disaster in terms of biodiversity. In such large area with only one plant standing, not much habitat and food can be found for vital insects and pollinators. And if some diversity would find its way in the field, it would be sprayed off with chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, not yet talking about the chemical fertilizers.
At Ekoto we say: "Diversify, diversify, diversify, the key for systems in balance!"
Simon is a young farmer who had put the farm into transition to organic as soon as he took over the farm from his parents. The fields got transitioned in phases and now, years later he has grown into a specialist with regard to growing organic grains and pulses. Simon likes to try out new things and to vertically integrate his farm to keep the supply chain as short as possible. He recently constructed a cleaning facility on-site, so that the produce leaves the farm straight to the Ekoto warehouse.