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Organic buckwheat is a staple ingredient in both #Weeds & Seeds blends. Though the name might suggest otherwise, buckwheat is not actually a form of wheat. In fact, it isn’t a grain at all. buckwheat is actually a seed that comes from the plant fagopyrum esculentum, and the seeds of the plant are commonly referred to as a pseudocereal. The seeds are rich in protein and fiber, as well as a variety of antioxidants and other nutrients, which leads many people to consider buckwheat a superfood. Buckwheat is packed with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, folate, and vitamin B6. The antioxidant and fiber content of this food lends itself to a number of significant health benefits, such as:

  • HEART HEALTH - The primary nutrient that provides cardiovascular benefits such as reducing inflammation and bad cholesterol is rutin, a type of phytonutrient and antioxidant which helps stabilize blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.

  • REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR - This pseudocereal is very low on the glycemic index – this means that the carbohydrate content is absorbed slowly into the blood stream, providing your body with a steady flow of energy. By preventing a sudden spike in blood sugar, this nutritious seed helps with diabetes management and may improve insulin resistance.

  • GLUTEN-FREE – which makes it a great choice for people with celiac disease or grain sensitivities. Swapping this seed with typical grains containing gluten may also be helpful for people suffering from digestive disturbances like leaky gut syndrome.

  • RICH IN DIETARY FIBER - For every one cup serving, buckwheat provides 6 grams of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber helps to keep food moving smoothly through the digestive tract, and may help you feel fuller longer – this can be a benefit if you’re trying to lose weight.

  • ANTIOXIDANTS - Buckwheat contains antioxidants and phenolic compounds, which may help to fight certain types of cancer. Some of the antioxidants found in this food include flavonoids like oligomeric proanthocyanidins, which protect your cells against free radical damage and prevent the kind of dangerous inflammation that can contribute to the spread of cancer.

  • PLANT-BASED PROTEIN - Not only is this food rich in vitamins and minerals, but it is an excellent source of digestible plant protein. For every 100 gram serving, this food contains as much as 14 grams of protein, and 12 different amino acids to support growth and muscle synthesis. The protein content isn’t quite as high as certain beans and legumes, but it is higher than most whole grains.

Organic Buckwheat can be found in both Weeds & Seeds™ Classic and Weeds & Seeds™ Wild Berry blends! 

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