What is buckwheat?
Despite having ‘wheat’ in its name, buckwheat is actually a seed and sometimes referred to as a ‘pseudo-grain’. Processed into groats, buckwheat has the appearance of small, nugget-type granules that can be used in the same way as rice. You may also find buckwheat as flour, noodles or even flakes, making it a versatile substitute for wheat flour.
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Nutritional benefits of buckwheat
A 100g serving of buckwheat (boiled) provides:
Top 5 health benefits of buckwheat
1. It's gluten-free
2. Rich in antioxidants
3. May be beneficial for blood sugar management
4. Supports a healthy heart
5. Source of fibre
Is buckwheat safe for everyone?
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This article was last reviewed on 31 August 2021 by Kerry Torrens.
Nicola Shubrook is a nutritional therapist and works with both private clients and the corporate sector. She is an accredited member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Find out more at urbanwellness.co.uk.
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