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.

Buckwheat Flower

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. She owns this website, and authors each blog post. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Posted on March 2, 2021, in Food and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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