EN on Foods

November 2016 Issue

A Lot of Bang in Buckwheat

The name buckwheat may not sound very exotic, yet it’s the primary ingredient of many traditional dishes around the world—Russian blinis, French crepes (galettes), and Japanese soba noodles, to name a few. Americans adore their buckwheat pancakes too. This fruit seed has been feeding the world for 8,000 years, beginning in Northern Europe and Asia, and introduced to America in the 17th century. Along with culinary enjoyment, buckwheat also happens to “buck up” a nutritious diet, with a healthy boost of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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