The Basics on Buckwheat

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Facts on Buckwheat:

  • Actually a seed from a plant related to rhubarb
  • Gluten-free
  • Buckwheat groats are a complete protein meaning they contain all the essential amino acids. 
  • Good source of B vitamins, manganese, cooper, magnesium, phosphorus and fiber
  • The bran in buckwheat contains a flavinoid that has been found to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Buckwheat flowers are attractive to bees and used to make a dark colored honey
  • Buckwheat flour is often used in pancakes and Asian soba noodles

 

To prepare Buckwheat:

  1. Bring 2 parts liquid and 1 part buckwheat groats to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer until groats are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain any excess liquid.
  4. Serve

AND use those groats to make the amazing Mushroom and Goat Cheese Buckwheat.


Sources/Resources:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=11
http://www.bobsredmill.com/organic-raw-buckwheat-groats.html
https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/cooking-cookware/buckwheat-basics/

 This is a picture of flowering buckwheat from my recent homeschool field trip to the  Kentucky Children's Garden . Follow our adventures on  Instagram  or  Facebook . 

This is a picture of flowering buckwheat from my recent homeschool field trip to the Kentucky Children's Garden. Follow our adventures on Instagram or Facebook

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Erin Marie

Posted on September 26, 2017 and filed under Nutrition Nibbles.