Buckwheat

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BENEFITS

  • Rutin    Is an important antioxidant for cardiovascular health
  • Polyphenolic antioxidants   Act as therapeutic agents against free-radical damage

ESSENCE

Buckwheat – a nutrient-packed, gluten-free seed is now becoming increasingly popular in the US and Canada due to its many health benefits.

While most people think of buckwheat as a whole grain, it’s actually a seed that is high in both protein and fiber. It supports heart and heart health and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. Buckwheat seeds, also called “groats,” are so packed with nutrients and antioxidants − like rutin, tannins and catechin −that they are often called “superfoods.”

Buckwheat is  an ancient grain with a long history. Today, buckwheat is a favorite amongst plant-based and gluten-free eaters alike since it provides a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – all with relatively few calories and practically no fat. A major benefit of buckwheat compared to other grains is that it has a unique amino acid composition that give it special biological activities. These include cholesterol-lowering effects, anti-hypertension effects and improving digestion by reliving constipation