Buckwheat flour Profile Study
Buckwheat flour has been recognized for its superb nutritional content. It is very rich in protein and you are missing on to it. Lets know more about it.
Buckwheat is cereal like grain, which is related to rhubarb. Buckwheat is the healthiest food which is inexpensive and very easy to prepare. It is gluten free and belongs to the group of pseudocereal. Buckwheat can be processed into groats, flour and noodles.
why should you eat buckwheat?
1. Buckwheat consists of 20% carbohydrates, which comprises of resistant starch and dietary fibre. Buckwheat has low GI, which means it doesn't lead to increase in blood glucose levels. So yes, go for it!!
2. Buckwheat has a good amino acid profile. It is richer in proteins than most of the cereals.
The Protein content of Buckwheat (8.5 to 19.5gms) is similar to that of an egg :
Good Source of methionine, lysine, histidine, tryptophan.
3. Buckwheat has improved fat profile, which can reduce the bad cholesterol levels in the body and can increase the good cholesterol in the body. Hence, it can allievate hypercholestermia.
4. Buckwheat flour is rich in many minerals like Phosphorus, Magnesium (which helps you if you are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes), Iron (cures your anaemia), manganese (boosts your metabolism, hence help you lose some weight), copper (essential for good heart health).
5. Buckwheat flour are not very rich in Vitamins. They have considerable amounts of Vitamin B complex (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Niacin) & Vitamin E.
6. Buckwheat is rich in antioxidants like Rutin (they reduce inflammation, and blood pressure), Quercetin (lowers the risk of cancer & heart diseases), Vitexin (helps you in lowering the thyroid levels), D-Chiro Inositol.
Overall, it is understood that the nutritional profile of Buckwheat is very great and help in decreasing:
(a) Blood Pressure
(b) Thyroid levels
(c) Blood glucose levels
Learn how to make some snack items from buckwheat flour.
Buckwheat Snack Preparation
They are very beneficial to health and prevents many diseases. So, consider eating them regularly and boost your body with protiens & minerals.
Eat Well, Akansha Dalmia
Lead Nutritional Writer, Time for Healthy Eating Klusster,