Organic buckwheat is a nutritious, naturally wheat-free ingredient that is commonly used as an alternative to rice.
Buckwheat is a crop native to East Asia, and has been cultivated in China for more than 2000 years.
Despite the name, buckwheat groats are not actually a grain, but a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. Organic buckwheat has a distinctive nutty flavour and can be cooked and served in a similar way to rice.
Buckwheat is rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a natural source of protein.
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Buckwheat is often used to make crackers, bread and noodles. It is also a great substitute for rice and porridge.
Before cooking, buckwheat must be thoroughly rinsed under running water to remove any dirt or debris. Add one-part buckwheat to two parts water or broth. Bring to the boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Buckwheat is a crop native to East Asia, and has been cultivated in China for more than 2000 years
No insecticides or pesticides are used during the growing process and no preservatives or additives are used during the processing of the grain.
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