Top 5 health benefits of buckwheat:
1. A great source of high quality, easily digestible protein
Because of its high protein content, it is a great substitute to animal based protein. In my opinion, as moms it is our responsibility to teach our kids to get used to the flavour of buckwheat. The more we give it to them then more they will learn to like it and not reject it.
2. Buckwheat may help people with diabetes
Buckwheat has a low glycemic index of 54, and actually controls our blood sugar level much better than rice or wheat products. One six year study done in Iowa showed that women who consume an average of three servings of buckwheat per day have a 26% lower risk of diabetes than women who don`t.
3. Very easy on your digestive system
Buckwheat is very high in fiber which means it is a great soothing food for your intestinal tract and loosening up congestion and constipation. It best to eat the buckwheat groats raw and sprouted.
4. Doesn’t require pesticides
It is so fast and easy to grow the buckwheat seed that they actually don’t require any pesticide spraying, so most of the buckwheat you get would be clean and safe to eat.
5. Gluten free
Recipe for Gluten Free Buckwheat Patties:
1 cup cooked buckwheat (preferably pre-soaked and drained)
1 small onion, chopped
1 organic egg
1/4 cup organic brown rice flour
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients together and mix everything with your hands.
Form small round cutlets and cook them in coconut oil approximately 2 minutes on each side.
Serve with a fresh garden salad.