Buckwheat kernels come from hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant and are considered as a fruit seed. This makes it a great gluten free alternative and popular alternative to rice. It is often used in making porridge, risotto,muesli, and salads. These kernels are also rich in protein, fiber, and magnesium. Lotus Organic Buckwheat Kernels are sourced from China and packed in Australia. It comes in a re-sealable oxygen barrier pack to preserve its freshness.