Where to buy it, how to use it, and more!

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Buckwheat a highly nutritious, gluten-free, triangular-shaped, grain-like seed. Even though it has “wheat” in its name, it is not related to wheat in any way.

Where to buy good buckwheat

Our favorite source for buckwheat is Azure Standard. Their buckwheat is always inexpensive and of good quality. Bob’s Red Mill also carries good buckwheat and buckwheat grits (also called cream of buckwheat or buckwheat hot cereal).

Is buckwheat healthy?

Yes! Buckwheat is a very nutritious food. It provides magnesium, iron, protein, and an abundance of antioxidants.

One of the antioxidants in buckwheat is called rutin. Rutin can help lower inflammation and lower blood pressure.

Different varieties of buckwheat

You can buy whole (unhulled) buckwheat, (hulled) buckwheat groats, or (hulled) broken groat grits (also called cream of buckwheat or buckwheat hot cereal). The course hull of whole buckwheat makes an unpleasant cooked cereal. I recommend buckwheat groats or grits if purchasing buckwheat.

You can also buy buckwheat flour, but be careful to read the ingredient label. Flour (and pancake mixes) labeled as buckwheat is often mostly refined wheat flour.

Recipes that use buckwheat

How to store buckwheat

Buckwheat should be stored in a cool, dry place. If storing for more than a month, it should be kept in the refrigerator or freezer.