The name is a little misleading because Buckwheat is not really part of the wheat family at all; it’s not a grass and is actually related to rhubarb…. So I guess a more accurate name for this guy would have been “Buckbarb”?
Buckwheat is a broad leaf plant that requires less nitrogen then cereal crops so it grows well under a wide range of soil conditions.
Buckwheat is gluten-free and can be enjoyed in pilaf, breads, pancakes, cereals and porridge. The first time I ever tried buckwheat was in a pancake mix, and although they look a little different then what you may be use to they are really tasty! Toss some blueberries or coconut into the batter and DELCICIOUS!
Incorporating buckwheat into your meal plan will provide the following important nutrients:
Protein (it is the best plant source of easily digested and high quality protein)
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