Saturday, September 15, 2007

0 10 Reasons to eat Buckwheat

Buckwheat is very nutritious, it can be served as an alternative to rice or porridge.

Buckwheat is not actually a cereal grain but a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. This means that people who can not eat wheat and grains can eat buckwheat as an alternative.

Bees love buckwheat flowers and produce a very dark strong tasting honey - research has shown that the darker the honey the more antioxidants the honey contains

So why not give buckwheat a try?

To start with just cook some up in a small pan to get the true flavour, let your imagination do the rest.

Here are 10 reasons to include buckwheat into your diet :

  1. Buckwheat contains all 8 amino acids which are essential for good health.
2. Buckwheat is high in magnesium,iron,copper,zinc,manganese,phosphorus and also B vitamins.

3. It is high in fiber which we all know is good for us and keeps our bowels moving.

4. It is high in flavonoids which act as an antioxidant which help protect your body against free radicals.

5. Buckwheat contains omega 3 oils.

6. It lowers glucose levels which is helpful for people with diabetes.

7. Buckwheat can lower blood pressure.

8. It has proven to help lower cholesterol.

9. It can take as little as 5 minutes to cook.

10. It tastes delicious.

Why not check out some of Chef Jeena's buckwheat recipes

Click Here for Onion Bhaji Recipe

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