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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in BuckWheat


Buckwheat is a nutritional powerhouse. Since it is not a wheat, it doesn’t contain gluten, making it an ideal dietary option for those who are gluten sensitive or who have celiac disease. It is high in fiber and protein, and is a good source of iron and magnesium. It can be baked in bread and cakes and, when combined with egg, the combination of amino acids forms a perfect protein. Its nutty flavor also makes it an  addition to soups and stews, or it can be eaten cold as a salad.

Health Benefits of Buckwheat
  • Buckwheat is rich in B vitamins as well as phosphorus, magnesium, iron, folate, zinc, copper and manganese.
  • Buckwheat is high protein; the protein found in buckwheat contains the eight essential amino acids.
  • Buckwheat is high in fiber. A single cup of cooked buckwheat groats contains over 4 grams of dietary fiber.
  • Buckwheat is a good source of Alpha-Linolenic Acid, which is one of the two essential fatty acid that is important for good health.
  • Buckwheat lowers glucose levels and is beneficial for managing diabetes.
  • Buckwheat has been found to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
Amount
  • 100 grams of buckwheat contain 10 grams dietary fiber.
Protein13.25 grams

Calories  343

Minerals Contained

  • Potassium - 460 mg
  • Phosphorus - 347 mg
  • Calcium - 18 mg
  • Magnesium - 231 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1 mg
  • Manganese - 1.3 mg
  • Zinc - 2.4 mg
  • Copper - 1.1 mg
  • Selenium - 8.3 mcg
  • Also contains trace amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contained
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.101 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.425 mg
  • Niacin - 7.02 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 1.233 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.21 mg
  • Folate - 30 mcg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts. 
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