Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.
While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey.
Nutrients in Buckwheat 1.00 cup (168.00 grams)
This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Buckwheat provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System. Additional information about the amount of these nutrients provided by Buckwheat can be found in the Food Rating System Chart. A link that takes you to the In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Buckwheat, featuring information over 80 nutrients, can be found under the Food Rating System Chart.