Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour and wheat flour. Soba noodles can be eaten chilled with a dipping sauce, or in soup. It contains high amounts of fiber, minerals and vitamins B1 and B2.
In Japan, soba is mostly referring to noodles in general and this has been a staple of the Japanese diet.
Consuming soba noodles can be an alternative for dieting. It is low in calories and high in fiber, which makes it a great choice. Being high in fiber, it keeps you feeling full longer thus helping you to stop overeating and controlling your appetite. A great food to include in your weight loss program.
Combine soba noodles with other foods like vegetables, beans and meat (e.g. salmon) to give a healthy meal with plenty of nutrients for your body!
Soba noodles can be bought from supermarkets, or if not try your local organic stores.