Wheat berry is kind of a confusing name. Is it from the wheat plant? Is it a fruit? Is it a berry? We answer these questions and the ever-burning one: are they Paleo?
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What Are Wheat Berries?

Wheat berries are the complete edible portions of the kernels of the wheat plant. They include the bran, germ, and endosperm, but the hull is normally removed. When milled and ground, they become whole-wheat flour. Wheat berries are tannish in color, and come in both red and white shades. Red makes regular whole wheat, while white makes white whole wheat, which is just slightly different in shade and texture. Sprouted wheat bread is made from sprouted wheat berries.


Are Wheat Berries Paleo?

No, just like the name suggests, wheat berries are not Paleo. Wheat berries are a whole grain, and they do contain gluten. There aren’t a lot of grain-like options on the Paleo diet, but you can always try things like “riced” cauliflower, and variations of sweet potatoes and winter squashes to help get that toothsome mouth feel you’d get with wheat berries, or incorporate more root vegetables, mushrooms, eggplant, cabbage, or nuts for extra texture

Are you struggling with which foods are Paleo?  Do you need help planning some Paleo meals?  Check out this great Paleo cookbook:

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