Buckwheat is not a wheat. It belongs to a group of foods commonly called pseudocereals. Pseudocereals are seeds that are consumed in the same way as cereal grains, but do not grow on grasses. Other common pseudocereals include quinoa and amaranth.
- naturally gluten free, produced in a dedicated free-from factory in The Netherlands
- no bleaching process
- rich in carbohydrates (65.9g per 100g)
- contains higher levels of copper (benefits heart health), and manganese (benefits metabolism, growth and development) than other cereal grains, and the bioavailability of these minerals is also high. (Reference: The Journal of Agricultural Science: Phytochemicals and biofunctional properties of buckwheat: a review)
- contains rutin, a bioflavonoid thought to help control blood pressure and prevents blood from clotting (Reference: FAO, Mingpao Canada Food Code)
Buckwheat flour flavour characteristics
toasty aroma with slight pleasing notes of grass and green tea.
Buckwheat flour flavour affinities
walnuts, toasted hazelnuts, dried fruit, coffee, salt, brown sugar, fresh figs, honey, dark spice (e.g. cinnamon, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper)
Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat
Origin: The Netherlands