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What's the deal with Buckwheat?

2018-02-02 14:27 #0 by: Leia

Is buckwheat really gluten-free? time to find out!

What's the deal with Buckwheat?

Buckwheat, buckWHEAT, surely it can't be gluten free if it has the word wheat in it, right? Wrong! Buckwheat is, in fact, gluten-free, so no need to be scared of it if you've felt unsure in the past. 

Buckwheat and wheat are from completely botanical families, wheat is considered a grain/cereal whereas buckwheat is from the seed of flowering plants. In order to be processed for food, buckwheat must first be dehulled. The remaining seed material, called groats, can be roasted (known as kasha) or ground into flour. 

Buckwheat also has many benefits, it is common for people who can't eat gluten to have low fibre levels but a one-cup serving of cooked buckwheat groats provides 17 grams of dietary fibre and 22 grams of protein. 

All the best, Leia

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2018-02-02 15:00 #1 by: Evelina

I love Buckwheat! I often eat it instead of rice since it has more protein. 

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2018-02-02 15:03 #2 by: Leia

#1 I actually have never tried it as an alternative to rice! I love making Buckwheat pancakes though.

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2018-02-12 19:50 #3 by: Niklas

Buckwheat is great for cereals. I stuffed my pillow with buckwheat shells. It’s the best pillow I have ever had.

- It doesn’t attract mite.
- It stays cool.
- It stays the shape you make it.
- It is organic if you use organic buckwheat.
- It doesn’t harm any animals when harvested.
- It is free of chemicals.
- It is recyclable.
- It is cheap.
- It doesn’t smell.
- It doesn’t cause allergies.

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2018-02-12 19:53 #4 by: Leia

Wow, thanks for that, I'll definitely be making more uses for my buckwheat now. Niklas.

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2018-02-12 19:57 #5 by: Niklas

The shells probably aren’t something you have at home, but they are well worth buying to make a pillow.

One thing that I forgot to put on the list is that buckwheat shells are a byproduct when harvesting buckwheat. So instead of just throwing it away you can use it for something good.

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