- Buckwheat is high in fiber; good for those with constipation.
- The protein in buckwheat has all 9 essential amino acids (that the body cannot manufacture), making it closer to being a “complete” protein.
- Buckwheat is high in the amino acid lysine, which is used for tissue growth and repair.
- Buckwheat is gluten-free so this makes it suitable for those with wheat allergies.
- Buckwheat is rich in calcium, iron, vitamin E, and B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper.
- The magnesium in buckwheat, helps relaxes blood vessels; helps improve circulation, decrease blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
- Buckwheat helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Due to the slower breakdown and absorption of the carbohydrates in buckwheat, this helps to raise our blood sugar levels more evenly. This especially good for those suffering with diabetes by helping to control their blood sugar levels.
- Buckwheat is low in calories, good in helping to reduce fat accumulation.
- Buckwheat contains rutin, a chemical that strengthens capillary walls.
- Buckwheat being high in insoluble fiber, can help women avoid gallstones. It is also protective against childhood asthma.
Love peanut butter? Here’s an interesting recipe which uses peanut butter as well as buckwheat flour in baking bread. This is the first time i’ve come across peanut butter bread. I think topping it with the chocolate sauce spread is a wonderful idea! This looks absolutely incredible. A must try recipe!
A recipe from the blog, vintagekitchennotes.com. The recipe for the chocolate sauce is also provided in her blog.
If you’re a fellow buckwheat lover like myself, you may want to check out my blogs’ Pinterest Buckwheat Recipes board where you’ll find over 400+ awesome pins leading you to some wonderful buckwheat recipes I have found on the web. Find me on Pinterest with the name: buckwheathealth
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I would like to share with you guys another buckwheat recipe from www.bojongourmet.com. Blintz (or Blintze) is a thin pancake folded around a filling, it could be cheese or fruits, and sautéed or baked. In her recipe, a thin crepe is wrapped with cheese filling and then fried in butter. Its gluten-free too. Lastly top it with strawberries and sour cream if you like. She has a couple of buckwheat recipes that i find to be very mouth-watering so check out her blog.
Buckwheat groats with cremini mushrooms, risotto style. If you’ve not heard of this mushroom before, perhaps you’ve heard of them under a different name. Here are other names of crimini mushrooms – baby bella mushroom, mini bella mushroom, baby portobello mushroom, and portobellini mushroom.
A recipe from greensandseeds.com
A simple soup recipe using only 6 ingredients. Kasha (roasted buckwheat groats), egg, chicken stock, salt, sesame oil and sesame seeds. I came across this recipe from www.uniqlo.com, the Japanese clothing retailer. I didn’t imagine that there would be recipes on their website!