Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All About Buckwheat (Kasha)


We've been enjoying a couple of great buckwheat recipes lately, so we thought we'd highlight a little about this great grain.

Actually, it's not really a grain.

It's actually a fruit seed, not at all related to wheat. It's gluten-free and closer to rhubarb and sorrel. But you can use it as if it were a grain, roasted or unroasted (the roasted seed is also known as kasha), or as a flour.

Health Benefits
  • A good source of manganese, magnesium, and fiber
  • Its a great protein, containing all eight essential amino acids, including lysine
  • Gluten free!

What Buckwheat Is Good for
  • Combine buckwheat flour with whole wheat flour to make baked goods.
  • Add to brown rice for a pilaf
  • Boil up to make a great breakfast cereal
  • Add to soups and stews

Click here for some of my great recipes using buckwheat.

2 comments:

  1. I love your posts! I love kasha, one of my favorite ways to eat it is this breakfast cereal, super fast, and you don't have to cook it! http://www.unconventionalkitchen.com/buckwheat-berry-cereal

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  2. That's cool I have never tried that! I will give it a try. :)

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