Here’s another benefit of consuming buckwheat – buckwheat helps your skin!
Buckwheat contains rutin. Rutin is a natural bioflavanoid which can help to aid against skin damage from the sun due to its anti-inflammatory properties while flavanoids helps to block free radicals, giving it strong anti-aging and longevity properties. Rutin has the added benefit of aiding blood circulation. The rutin content is higher in tartary buckwheat (fagopyrum tataricum) compared to common buckwheat.
Buckwheat being high in polyunsaturated fatty acids helps enhance skin’s elasticity.
Vitamin B is good for our skin, nails and hair and also helps reduce skin damage caused by sun and environmental factors. Buckwheat contains riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (B5), thiamine (B1), B6 and folate.