Organic Buckwheat Kernels

$5.99/per kilo

Buckwheat is an ancient seed that is packed with nutrients, protein and fibre. Despite its name, it is gluten free and this little baby can be classified as a superfood. Its cheap and its versatility makes it easy to add to your whole foods diet. This seed really gives you bang for your buck!

 

HEALTH BENEFITS:

This little seed is a super power for your heart, digestion & may prevent diabetes. It also:

  • Assists with good gut health and helps combat leaky gut
  • Can help lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure
  • Has a low GI- which helps you feel full & sustains your energy
  • Is rich in antioxidants which can help prevent cancer and other diseases

 

NUTRITION: 

One cup of buckwheat contains only 1 gram of fat, 155 calories, has 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre.

It is high in:

  • Antioxidants: rutin, tannins & catechin
  • Manganese, magnesium & phosphorus 
  • Niacin, zinc & iron
  • Vitamin B6 & folate

 

USE IT!

You can cook buckwheat in water for use like a porridge, eat it raw in smoothies, muesli & salads. It can also be added to soups, stews and can be boiled and eaten like rice. It also makes an excellent gluten-free flour.

 

RECIPE:

Raw Buckwheat Porridge

By: Oh She Glows, inspired by Renegade Health.

Yield: Four 1-cup servings.

Porridge:

  • 2 cups raw Buckwheat Groats, (note: this is not the same as Kasha) soaked in water for minimum of 1 hour or overnight
  • 1.25 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener (use Agave if you want it raw. I used maple syrup), or to taste
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

Optional Toppings:

  • Chopped fruit or dried fruit (banana, Berries, kiwi, apple, peaches, nectarines, raisins, mango, etc)
  • Chopped nuts and or seeds (I used almonds)
  • Nut Butter or ABU
  • Toasted coconut, chocolate chips, etc

 

Directions:

1. In a bowl, pour 2 cups of raw buckwheat groats and 4 cups of water. Soak for at least 1 hour or overnight. After soaking, rinse well in a strainer several times.

2. Place buckwheat groats in food processor or blender, along with the almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla. Process until combined and slightly smooth. Now add in the sweetener and cinnamon to taste (I found 1/4 cup of sweetener was enough, but others might like a bit more or less than that).

3. Scoop into bowls or parfait glasses and add your desired toppings & mix-ins. Serve immediately cold. Place leftovers into fridge and enjoy for the next few days. Makes 4 cups at about 385 calories per cup (using 1/4 c maple syrup, but without toppings).


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