Make the Switch: Benefits of Buckwheat

Grains & Cereals
Make the Switch: Benefits of Buckwheat

Buckwheat may be one of the healthiest foods that you are not eating. Along with having numerous health benefits, it is also tasty and easy to prepare.

What is Buckwheat?

Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat is not a grain, which makes it gluten-free. It is actually a fruit seed and contains no wheat. For this reason, it’s used as a nutritious substitute for wheat in many gluten-free items.

Why should you be eating it?

Buckwheat is one of the best sources of high quality, easy to digest proteins. It is a good source of the B vitamins (B6, thiamine, folate etc.) and also contains essential minerals, such as manganese. It is full of fibre, non allergenic, and is a great switch for people with diabetes or high blood pressure.

How can you use it?

If you’ve never used it before, not to worry since it is easy to work with. It has a mild nutty flavour and is a highly versatile ingredient. It can be used to make both sweet and savoury dishes.

Make a range of things like waffles, pancakes, gluten-free bread and risotto! Get cooking!