About Buckwheat Buckwheat is an ancient crop which has been cultivated in China and the Himalayas for over 1000 years. Many people think it’s a cereal grain but like quinoa, buckwheat is actually a nourishing fruit seed related to rhubarb. It has a unique triangular shape with an earthy, nutty taste.
Why Sprouted? We sprout the organically grown buckwheat seed so it releases all of its natural goodness. At this point, nutrients are in their most potent form, and in their most bioavailable state. Being sprouted also means the buckwheat is raw and edible from the packet, rather than a hard, indigestible seed.
Nutritional Benefits Healthy Plant Protein Source – contains more protein than wheat and rice. Contains all 8 essential amino acids, lysine and arginine. Excellent source of soluble and insoluble fibre. Low starch – Healthier fat profile – Low GI. High in rutin, tannin and catechin antioxidants. Greater B-Complex content than quinoa. Mineral rich – good source of manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Gluten – Soy – Dairy Free.
How to use? Buckwheat sprouts are a versatile ingredient. They can be eaten whole as a healthy snack, just give them a quick rinse. The crunchy sprouts are ideal for making nutritious granola and energy bars. Or, you can blend into a fine powder and mix with water, milk, juice, and smoothies.