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Buckwheat – gluten-free power food

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Buckwheat is one of the healthiest, nuttiest, most versatile whole grains. It can be eaten instead of rice or the usual porridge. It is becoming very popular for many good reasons. Read 5 reasons why you should eat buckwheat.

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Gluten-free

Despite the name, it is neither wheat nor grass. It is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. Just like wheat, buckwheat can be grounded into flour. If you suffer from Celiac disease, buckwheat flour can replace wheat flour in many recipes including those for muffins, cookies and breads. However, always check the packaging on buckwheat flour to be sure it is completely gluten-free.

Source of essential nutrients

Buckwheat flour is packed with nutrients: high in fiber and protein, energy-boosting B vitamins, minerals including manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron and folate.

Health benefits

Buckwheat consumption is linked with several health benefits including: improved blood sugar control, heart health, digestion, relief from constipation, boosted immune system.

Good for your skin

Thanks to large amounts of rutin contained in buckwheat, your skin is protected from damage caused by the sun. Magnesium makes your skin looking youthful and glowing. The powerful antioxidants prevent premature skin ageing.

Good for your hair

Thanks to vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and zinc, buckwheat is one of the best natural remedies for hair growth and maintaining hair health. It is great source of vitamin B6, which is also vital for hair growth.

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Buckwheat flour is accessible in many supermarkets and health shops. It is easy to work with and has a nice nutty flavor. Try my Buckwheat Banana Loaf or Buckwheat Pancakes.

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