Description: Buckwheat is not a cereal grain but a fruit seed. The plant cultivated for its grain like seeds, and also used as a cover crop. Buckwheat is not related to wheat, instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel and rhubarb. The name 'buckwheat' or 'beech wheat' comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree.
Commonly used in: Buckwheat is used as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. Used to make breads, pancakes and muffins. It is also used in salads.
Health Benefits: Good for cardio vascular system, controls blood sugar, prevents gall stones. Protects from breast cancer. Used to treat high blood pressure as it contains rutin. Buckwheat draws out retained water and excess fluid from swollen areas of the body.