If buckwheat is roasted it's called kasha. Buckwheat is generally not attacked by insects and will die if grown with most chemicals. Buckwheat does not contain gluten.
Carbohydrate, protein, B vitamins, flavonoid glycosides, bioflavonoids, rutin, quercetin
During hot conditions: fever, high blood pressure, dark red tongue.
Benefits and Uses
Strengthens, tones and repairs blood vessel walls, protects against x-ray and radiation, reduces bleeding, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation to hands and feet, cleans and strengthens intestines, vasodilatory. Useful in capillary or blood vessel fragility – varicose veins, haemorrhoids, gangrene, easy bruising, bleeding gums, etc. poor circulation, hypertension (especially with capillary bleeding), dysentery and chronic diarrhoea.
Sprouted – excellent source of protein, chlorophyll, enzymes and vitamins.
Cook as you would brown rice.