Is Buckwheat The Same As Wheat?
Buckwheat Is A Seed
Buckwheat is a triangular shaped seed. Wheat is a grain. Botanically they are not the same. Rhubarb, a vegetable, is a close relative of buckwheat. Wheat contains gluten, while buckwheat is gluten-free. Buckwheat is a versatile substitute for wheat, in cooking and baking.
Wheat Is A Grain
Buckwheat flour is available in dark and light, and is used to produce cookies, quick breads, pancakes, and dishes similar to cooked rice. It is also consumed as a warm breakfast cereal.
Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity?
If you’re trying to avoid gluten, visit the Celiac Disease Foundation to find helpful information about gluten-free food.
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