It is a great source of vitamins B1, B2. Rutin that can also be found in buckwheat is actively used in therapeutic preparations prescribed for high blood pressure, rheumatism and other diseases. Rutin also has antioxidant activities, and able to fight against free radicals in your body. Buckwheat is also rich in various minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and bromine. Most of all, it is a great source of iron, so it is recommended for people suffering from anemia. Researchers have discovered that if you eat buckwheat with fruits, the transition of iron to our bodies will increase. Buckwheat is full of dietary fiber which helps relieve constipation. Buckwheat is a good source of protein. The complete protein in buckwheat has 8 essential amino acids that dont get produced by the body. So buckwheat is more nutritionally valuable than other grains! Here is a great recipe for buckwheat:
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
Makes 4 pancakes
1 very large egg (70g), beaten
1 ripe banana (95g), mashed
50ml organic milk of your choice
40g buckwheat flour
¼ tsp baking powder
5g raw honey
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Mix eggs and banana, add cinnamon and baking powder, then milk, honey and flour.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and fry large spoonfulls of the batter mix until little holes appear on the surface. Flip and cook the other side until golden.
Serve with honey or fresh fruits of your choice.