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.
- 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.