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Organic Raw Buckwheat

Original price £6.00
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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), or common buckwheat, is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. The name "buckwheat" is used for several other species, such as Fagopyrum tataricum, a domesticated food plant raised in Asia. Despite the name, buckwheat is not closely related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb. Buckwheat is referred to as a pseudocereal because its seeds' culinary use is the same as cereals', owing to their composition of complex carbohydrates.

Buckwheat contains high amounts of protein and unusual amino acids, including lysine. Its name "buckwheat" comes from its triangular seeds. Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain with a mild, nutty flavour. Because it's naturally and contains no wheat, it's a great choice for those seeking alternative grains that are rich in complex carbohydrates. 

Organic raw buckwheat is also a great source of manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also a source of fibre and antioxidants.

Buckwheat is a good source of dietary fibre and manganese, and contains protein. The high fibre content in buckwheat can benefit digestive health. Buckwheat is a moderately good source of magnesium and copper.