Which grain types are used in the production of 3 PAULY products, and what's special about each one?
Buckwheat is part of the botanical genus of knotweed plants. The triangular seeds resemble miniscule beechnuts. The buckwheat grains’ hard, brown husks conceal greenish-brown kernels which are ground into flour.
Buckwheat is gluten-free and used in porridge, patties, dumplings, pancakes, gateaux or, if toasted, in mueslis. Buckwheat flour gives bread, waffles and other baked goods a strong, nutty and aromatic flavour.
Like wheat and rye, the oat is an ancient European cultivated plant. It used to form an essential component of the daily diet in the form of groats or porridge, which is still used in England as an extremely popular healthy breakfast. Countless people are convinced that oats are particularly good for their intestinal health.
3 PAULY uses rolled oats to make cakes and biscuits.
Millet is a gluten-free cereal and one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants. There are various types of millet. While foxtail millet is usually used as birdseed, the round, golden-yellow grain of the proso millet is eaten widely.
Millet is unique in so far as the nutrients are located in the grain as a whole, and not just concentrated in the outer layers. The absorbent grains are therefore greatly appreciated as a premium cereal used in wholefood nutrition. Like oats, millet is a cereal with an extremely high nutritional value.
Millet flour gives baked goods a delicious, subtly aromatic taste.
Corn originated in America. With a height of over 2.50 metres, it is probably the most impressive plant in the cereal family. Corn can be used in a wide variety of ways. The golden-yellow corn kernels are perfect as a vegetable side dish or in salads.
Ground into grits, corn becomes the basis for polenta, and can be made into pancakes, puddings and cakes in the form of flour. Cornflour has been the basis for tortillas in Latin America for centuries, where it is a widespread basic staple food. Corn is particularly popular with children, who enjoy eating popcorn or cornflakes.
Even though corn is gluten-free, people with coeliac disease should ensure they purchase special gluten-free corn products. This is because many brands of cornflakes include other ingredients containing gluten.
Rice originates from South-East Asia, and is one of the world’s most important agricultural crops. It is a staple food for over half the world’s population. The terms for “rice” and “food” are synonymous in the majority of Asian languages. This demonstrates the importance of this cereal for Asian nutrition, where rice has been cultivated for around 7,000 years.
The rice plant, whose Latin name is Oryza sativa, is part of the grass family and is characterized by its high diversity as regards optical appearance and taste. Processed into flakes, rice is a frequent ingredient in baby mash, desserts, soups and muesli blends. Rice flour and rice flour blends are suitable for the production of gluten-free bread and baked goods.
Teff (also known as dwarf millet) is a member of the grass family and originates from Ethiopia. Teff grains are so small that they are processed into wholemeal flour together with the glume. This makes teff one of the few gluten-free cereals to be ground as wholemeal flour.
The flour is rich in fibre and contains valuable proteins with essential amino acids. Teff’s delicious aroma is mild, nutty and slightly sweet.
In addition to these many advantages, the little teff grains can also be used to make a diverse range of foods: Teff is the ideal basis for bread, cakes and pastries, snacks, pancakes and breadcrumbs, and even as a thickening agent for soups and sauces.
Teff is extremely popular with “gluten-free bakers” because it is far easier to process, and there's no need to weigh it to the last milligramme! Their excellent water retention properties ensure that teff products stay soft and moist for a long period. 3 PAULY has created a wide range of specialities containing teff flour. You will find these teff products in our gluten-free product range.