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Originating thousands of years ago in China, buckwheat has been a part of the diets of many Asian and European cultures for years. From Japan’s soba noodles to gallettes in France and blinis in Russia. Buckwheat is not a wheat in fact, it is actually a fruit seed closely related to rhubarb or sorrel. Naturally gluten free it is suitable for coeliacs or those avoiding wheat. It is richly nutritious, containing all the essential amino acids, high in minerals and is a vital complex carbohydrate as well as high in dietary fibre.
Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. It has a distinct nutty flavour and can be cooked and served in similar ways to rice. Buckwheat is not a gluten containing plant but is usually grown near wheat fields so may contain some gluten caused by such things as rotational crop practices , windblown seed and birds flying over the crop.
It has a distinctly nutty flavour, and roasting hulled buckwheat before cooking it creates an earthier, nuttier taste and aroma. It can be used as a deliciously crunchy base to homemade granola, mixed in with other nuts, seeds, dried fruits and a sweetener of choice, such as honey or maple syrup. Activate your own buckwheat by soaking it in water for 12 hours or overnight then dehydrating at a low temperature. Use hulled buckwheat in raw food recipes for energy bars and balls, vegan chocolate creations and even cakes and slices for a yummy, biscuit-y base. We love it in our spelt flour bread along with other seeds.
Allergens: No known allergens, can be prepared or grown near wheat.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: Up to 12 months when stored as above.
Country of Origin: China
- Cholesterol Free
- Low Fat
- High Fibre
- High Protein
- Low Sodium