Job‘s Tears - Wolfberry


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Job's Tears is a gluten-free grain rich in complex carbohydrates and fibre. It supplies energy slowly and gradually, while also being suitable for taking care of the digestion and intestinal microbiome. It is suitable as a side dish with meat, in soup or, for example, in meat balls. You can also grind and use it as a flour substitute, even in sweet recipes.

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Job's Tears is a gluten-free, fibre-rich cereal that is suitable for both sweet and savoury recipes

Job's Tears is a gluten-free cereal that can be used as an interesting alternative to grains, buckwheat, rice or other similar foods. This tropical raw cereal native to East Asia is also known as coix seed, Chinese pearl barley, or hato mugi. It will be especially appreciated in your diet due to its content of complex carbohydrates, which provide the body with energy slowly and gradually. It is also a source of fibre, making it useful in taking care of the digestion and intestinal microbiome. Furthermore, it is low in saturated fat, which you will appreciate when dieting. Since it is a source of protein, it also contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, as well as the maintenance of healthy bones. It is gluten-free, and so its benefits can be reaped even by people who avoid gluten for various reasons.


Despite being a lesser-known ingredient, Job's tear has many interesting uses in the kitchen. If you want to indulge in a savoury meal, it is suitable as a side dish to meat, fish, tofu or other plant-based meat alternatives. You can also add it to soups, similar to barley grits, for example. It is also suitable as an ingredient in fritters, savoury pancakes, meat balls, salads or spreads. You can go even further and grind it, making it usable as a substitute for traditional flour. It's a great way to thicken soup or sauces to meat or pasta.


This cereal is equally suited to sweet recipes. You can use it, for example, to make a tasty cake, which you can supplement with whey or plant-based protein, fruit or nuts. You can also use grind Job's tear in the batter for cakes, pancakes or crepes. This makes it a versatile ingredient that will add an interesting twist to your favourite recipes. 


Job's Tears & its benefits

  • a gluten-free cereal
  • contains complex carbohydrates
  • a source of fibre and protein
  • low in saturated fat
  • delivers energy slowly and gradually 
  • helps take care of digestion and the gut microbiome 
  • suitable during diet 
  • a good alternative to grits, buckwheat or other grains 
  • great as a side dish to meat or its plant-based alternatives 
  • can be added to soups, sauces, fritters or spreads 
  • also suitable for preparing porridge, pancakes or cakes



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Recommended use

Job's tear is a great base for preparing savoury and sweet gluten-free dishes. It is advisable to soak it in water for about 30 minutes before cooking.


Nutrition facts

Nutritional values 100 g
Energy value 1612 kJ/ 388 kcal
Fat 7.4 g
 - of which saturated fatty acids 1.1 g
Carbohydrates 67 g
 - sugars 3.8 g
Fibre 3.6 g
Protein 13 g
Salt 0.05 g

*Recommended daily intake value of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).



Store in a dry and dark place.

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