Buckwheats Best-Kept Secrets

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Buckwheat, Informational

Eating buckwheat may postpone your hunger pangs. According to USDA study and other research, buckwheat will keep glucose levels in check better than other carbohydrates. Buckwheat gives you over 20% more fiber than oatmeal. The total dietary fiber content of buckwheat is largely soluble fiber. This is the type of fiber that many nutritionists and medical experts believe to be significant in helping to lower cholesterol levels when combined with a low fat diet. Buckwheat is one of the best plant sources of protein. If you're eating less meat, this can be especially important. Eggs are the standard used to size up protein quality. Buckwheat as over 80% of the protein quality of eggs--with none of the cholesterol or fat. Plus, buckwheat is rich in lysine, one of the amino acids that is in short supply in most grains. Buckwheat is a fruit, not a grain. As such, it's wheat-free and gluten-free. This is healthful news for those with celiac disease and other less severe wheat allergies.