Organic buckwheat flakes have a delicious nutty flavour & are a naturally gluten free alternative to oats. Top with yoghurt & fruit for a nutritious breakfast. Suitable for coeliacs, vegetarians & dairy free diets.
Buckwheat has become popular as a health food due to its high mineral and antioxidant content. Its benefits may include improved blood sugar control as buckwheat scores low to medium on the glycemic index (GI) — a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar after a meal — and should not cause unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels. Further, some of the soluble carbs in buckwheat, such as fagopyritol and D-chiro-inositol, have been shown to help moderate the rise in blood sugar after meals.
Buckwheat contains small amounts of protein, but because of its well-balanced amino acid profile, the protein in buckwheat is very high quality. It is particularly rich in the amino acids lysine and arginine.
Buckwheat is richer in minerals than many common cereals, such as rice, wheat, and corn. The most abundant minerals in common buckwheat are:
- Manganese. Found in high amounts in whole grains, manganese is essential for healthy metabolism, growth, development, and your body's antioxidant defenses.
- Copper. Often lacking in the Western diet, copper is an essential trace element that may benefit heart health when eaten in small amounts.
- Magnesium. When present in sufficient amounts in your diet, this essential mineral may lower your risk of various chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
-Iron. Deficiency in this important mineral leads to anaemia, a condition characterized by reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of your blood.
-Phosphorus. This mineral plays an essential role in the growth and maintenance of body tissues.
Organic farming uses the best of traditional agriculture and responsiveness to the land to create biodiversity and environmental balance; a sustainable approach free from artificial intervention.