Interesting facts about buckwheat. Tasty and healthy


Buckwheat is a unique cereal. It is unpretentious in the ripening process, gives an excellent harvest without any kind of fertilizers and itself “copes” with weeds, which simply do not grow among buckwheat.

Buckwheat fills with vitality. In India and China, it is believed that with the help of buckwheat it is possible to influence biological points in the body, therefore, for the prevention of various diseases, it is advised to walk on a rug on which buckwheat is scattered.

Buckwheat helps with insomnia. At least, it is buckwheat husks that are filled with special pillows for insomnia.

Buckwheat is a low-yielding cereal. There is a version that this is why it is not common in Europe and the rest of the world, where every hectare of land counts. Buckwheat gives from 4 to 10 centners per hectare, while rice, on average, brings 60 centners per hectare, and in rice-growing countries this figure can grow up to 150 centners.

Buckwheat is a valuable source of protein. It contains 18 essential amino acids, and the protein is close in composition to the balanced proteins of chicken eggs and milk powder. In addition, buckwheat is absorbed much easier than meat products due to its plant origin.

Buckwheat is part of the national cuisine of Japan. It is there that buckwheat soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which is popular in numerous restaurants in Japan.

Buckwheat cannot be mixed with sugar. Unfortunately, sugar neutralizes all the beneficial properties of buckwheat and only if you are a true sweet tooth, you can replace it with honey. But it’s best to avoid these sweet ingredients.

Buckwheat is fried before cooking. Many experienced tourists fry buckwheat porridge before the hike, because after frying buckwheat becomes much tastier, acquiring a more pronounced pleasant aftertaste.

Buckwheat is ideal for diets. It is surprising that the concentration of vitamins and minerals in buckwheat is 1.5-3 times higher than any other cereals. All these beneficial substances help speed up the metabolism, which leads to weight loss, and all excess fluid is excreted from the body. That is why the buckwheat diet is so popular.

Buckwheat contains three of the eight essential amino acids for the body (threonine, lysine, tryptophan), which makes it an indispensable product for those who, for some reason, do not eat meat, consume it in minimal quantities or have limited themselves temporarily (for example, fasting). In addition, buckwheat is digested much better than meat products.

In addition to amino acids, buckwheat contains a variety of PP vitamins, vitamin P (rutin), oxalic, malic, maleic and citric acids. Vitamins will strengthen blood vessels, maintain and improve their elasticity, and reduce permeability. The task of acids is to regulate the acid-base balance of the gastrointestinal tract, which prevents the accumulation of salts in the body and promotes their excretion.

Lipotropic substances contained in buckwheat deserve special attention. Their function is to protect the liver from degeneration (in particular, the occurrence of cirrhosis), improve the cardiovascular system and the work of the pancreas.

Eating buckwheat has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels. The level will rise smoothly, without jumps dangerous to health.

Buckwheat removes harmful cholesterol from the body, which is especially important for the elderly. It is with age that the number of cholesterol plaques in the vessels increases, which leads to a decrease in their patency, a decrease in blood circulation in the brain and even more serious consequences. In addition to cholesterol, buckwheat promotes the elimination of toxins.

The presence of iron in buckwheat will help people suffering from anemia.

Other information about buckwheat

  1. In terms of the content of essential amino acids, buckwheat protein is close to animal products and therefore is considered an equivalent substitute for meat. At the same time, buckwheat is absorbed much better.
  2. Buckwheat stabilizes blood sugar levels. After eating buckwheat porridge, the sugar level rises slowly, and not abruptly, as with the use of other carbohydrate-containing foods.
  3. Buckwheat is rich in folic acid, which helps to increase the overall resistance of the body to adverse environmental factors.
  4. Buckwheat is an environmentally friendly product. This is almost the only plant that has not been genetically modified. There are no all kinds of nitrates, pesticides and herbicides in Greek. This plant just doesn’t need chemicals. It develops well without fertilizers, and copes with weeds and pests without outside help.
  5. One of the most important properties of buckwheat is protection against cancer. Thanks to the flavonoids contained in its composition, buckwheat prevents the growth of tumors. This is especially important in today’s ecological environment. In addition to anti-cancer properties, the use of buckwheat reduces the risk of thrombosis, helps to cleanse blood vessels of “bad” cholesterol and prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases.

We remind you that only organic or environmentally friendly (non-GMO) buckwheat has all these positive properties.

Therefore, when buying this product, pay attention to the product’s organic certificates. Otherwise, instead of benefit, you can harm your health.