While buckwheat is not a well-known grain by today’s standards, you’ve most likely heard of it as a cereal substitute. But there is more to buckwheat than you may know. Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. Buckwheat can also be used as a substitute for those who are sensitive to wheat or other gluten-related grains.
This ancient grain has shown to have an array of health benefits. Consumption of high amounts of buckwheat in the diet has been linked to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Other research has indicated that nutrients in buckwheat may contribute to blood sugar control and could potentially lower the risk of diabetes.
Read about all the benefits that buckwheat potentially has to offer in this article.