Gerbs buckwheat is high-quality, easily digestible proteins. This makes it an excellent meat substitute..Buckwheat can be used in the same way as whole grains like wheat and barley, this seed is naturally gluten free, which makes it a great choice for people with celiac disease or grain sensitivities..Gerbs All-Natural Pledge = No Trans-fats, No chemicals, No preservatives, Non-GMO, & Nothing artificial Ever! The way mother nature intended our foods to be, our ingredient list is always very basic without added shelf life stabalizers ie chemicals!.Gerbs Allergen Declaration: Product is FREE from the following: Gluten, Wheat, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy, Eggs, Milk/Dairy, Fish, Crustacean, Mustard and Sesame..Packaged & Shipped on dedicated Top 14 Allergen Free equipment in Rhode Island by our Specialy trained staff. Country of Origin: USA. Whole brown Buckwheat is organically grown & certified organic from USDA; however Gerbs does not have Organic Certification thus the product will not be packaged as organic.