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Jan 26, 2007 08:07 AM

Wheatberry availability in Toronto?

I'm addicted to the 'wheatberry salad' that you can get at the deli counter at Sobeys. The combo of ingredients sounds odd: wheatberry, sunflower seeds, red bell peper, golden raisins, and maybe a few other things in a light vinagrette. Tasty.

I'd like to try making this, and variations at home, but am not sure where to get wheatberries in Toronto. (For those that don't know, wheatberry is defined as: "The entire wheat kernel, without the hull, which contains the bran, germ, and endosperm. Wheat berry or wheatberry, as it is also known, have a tan to reddish brown color and are available as either a hard or soft processed grain.")

Maybe it's available at your average grocery store and I've just never seen it? Or, is it a specialty/ethnic store/bulk barn type item?


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  1. I'd try health food stores first, then bulk barns. Whole Foods probably has them.

    1. Whole Food's sells the Bob's Red Mill version

      1. The Big Carrot also sells both hard and soft organic wheatberries in their bulk section. I bought some hard wheatberries there in December.

        Italian delis and stores would also sell them, as farro.

        1. I have bought them in bulk barn and possibly John Vince

          1. Whole Foods definitely has them, as that's where I've bought them. They may have them pre-packaged, as well, but I bought them from the Bulk Food bins there.