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Wheatberry availability in Toronto?

Tara9000 Jan 26, 2007 08:07 AM

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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    zoohort2 Jan 26, 2007 01:17 PM

    I bought mine at Rube's Rice in the basement of the South Building, St. Lawrence Market.

    1. Jacquilynne Jan 26, 2007 12:53 PM

      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.

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        culinarydelight Jan 26, 2007 12:46 PM

        I have bought them in bulk barn and possibly John Vince

        1. spaetzle Jan 26, 2007 12:10 PM

          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. orangewasabi Jan 26, 2007 11:06 AM

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

            1. d
              DylS Jan 26, 2007 08:17 AM

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

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