Buckwheat belongs to a group of foods commonly called pseudocereals.
Pseudocereals are seeds that are consumed in the same way as cereal grains, but do not grow on grasses. Other common pseudocereals include quinoa and amaranth.Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, and is therefore gluten-free.
Buckwheat is processed into groats, flour and noodles, or used in buckwheat tea. Buckwheat has become popular as a health food in many countries, due to its high amounts of minerals and various antioxidants. It has also been shown to provide health benefits, including improved blood sugar control.
Organically Grown Hulled Buckwheat, 500g