Brilliant Buckwheat

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Food, Health & Digest, Plants | No Comments

buckwheat

Why it’s Brilliant:

  • Gluten free
  • Complete, vegan protein (contains all essential amino acids)
  • Iron, zinc, manganese and magnesium rich (essential minerals)
  • Makes excellent pancakes (taste and consistency)
  • Easy to digest

Buckwheat, NOT a member of the wheat or grasses family but actually related to rhubarb or sorrel, the parts of it generally eaten are it’s triangular fruit seeds (groats), it was one of the oldest crops but became less and less grown recently due to it not thriving so well when used alongside lots of nitrogen fertilizers (bit strange to consider if it doesn’t need it then why use it!.?).  It’s thought to have originated in South East Asia and is the primary ingredient to the Japanese Soba noodles.  Yum.

 

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NRMdXx8fC8kC&pg=PA138&dq=soba+Japan&hl=en#v=onepage&q=soba%20Japan&f=false

http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/glutenfreeingredien2/p/buckwheatisgf.htm

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5681/2

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=11

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