Thought the name may suggest otherwise, buckwheat does not contain any wheat or gluten, sensitivity to which has escalated into another level in the past few years. This is good news for those with allergies and sensitivities – buckwheat is safe to consume and actually beneficial to our health thanks to all the nutrient goodness it contains. Buckwheat makes up for a great substitute for rice, base for porridge or in baking, and crunch topping on salads and soups. This essentially a seed is packed with good fiber and contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein food.
Top 3 health benefits of buckwheat worth mentioning are:
+ Dietary fiber of buckwheat improves digestion
+ The grain contains antioxidants, iron, zinc and selenium
+ Blood sugar balancing effects provide extra protection for the heart