Baltistan Himalayan Organic Gluten Free Buckwheat Grain/Seeds-2 Lb

  • Organic Gluten-free product.
  • Buckwheat grains/seeds only.
  • Freshly packed and delicious taste with tremendous health benefits.
  • Can be processed in home mills into hulled buckwheat or buckwheat flour.
  • Sourced From high altitude organic villages of the Himalayas and Karakorum mountains.
Buckwheat – a nutrient-packed, gluten-free seed abundantly consumed in Asian countries for centuries – is now becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., Canada and Europe due to its many health benefits.
While most people think of buckwheat as a whole grain, it is actually seed that is high in both protein and fiber. It supports heart and heart health and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. In fact, buckwheat seeds also called “groats,” are so packed with nutrients and antioxidants −like rutin, tannins and catechin −that they are often called “superfoods.”
Despite its recent rise to nutrition fame, buckwheat is actually an ancient grain with a long history. Today, buckwheat is a favourite amongst plant-based and gluten-free eaters alike since it provides a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – all with relatively fewcalories and practically no fat. A major benefit of buckwheat compared to other grains is that it has a unique amino acid composition thatgives it special biological activities. These include cholesterol-lowering effects, anti-hypertension effects and improving digestion by relieving constipation.
Buckwheat, which has the genus species nameFagopyrum esculentum, is usually found as “buckwheat groats” or in flour form. Both are highly nutritious staples to keep in your kitchen since there can be used in numerous ways. Some of the most popular ways to usebuckwheat nutrition? Adding cooked groats to stews, soups or cold salads;replacing processed breakfast grains; and using buckwheat flour in muffins and bread, as well as to coat proteins.
Despite its name, buckwheat actually doesn’t contain any wheator the protein gluten. Buckwheat is a member of the Polygonaceae family of plants and completely unrelated to grains that do contain gluten, like wheat, barley or rye. For this reason, it’s used in many gluten-free baked items to add bulk and nutrients without causing allergens or digestive issues.
Buckwheat Nutrition Facts
One cup of cooked buckwheat groats contains the following:
  • 155 Calories
  • 6 grams of protein
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 33 grams of carbohydrates
  • 5 grams fiber
  • Only 1.5 grams of sugar
  • 86 milligrams manganese (34%)
  • 86 milligrams magnesium (21%)
  • 118 milligrams phosphorus (12%)
  • 6 milligrams niacin (8%)
  • 1 milligrams zinc (7%)
  • 34 milligrams iron (7%)
  • 0.13 milligrams vitamin B6 (6%)
  • 24 milligrams folate (6%)
  • 0.6 milligrams pantothenic acid (6%)