These are hulled Buckwheat. The word Groat literally means "a hulled seed". They are one of the quickest sprouts around - soak 'em for 20-30 minutes, rinse a few times and you have sprouts in about 36-48 hours, or just Soak 'em and eat 'em. Buckwheat Groats are nutty, plump and extremely tender. They make a great snack, and a phenomenal, live Breakfast Cereal!