This hulled buckwheat groats from Chuniding Food is an earthy, fluffy side dish perfect to accompany most meals. It is a great replacement for recipes that use rice and grains in pilafs, salads and more!
Despite the name, Buckwheat is not a wheat (grass family) or cereal but a seed from a flowering plant related to Rhubarb. Full of healthy and easily digestible proteins, buckwheat is non-allergenic, and is known for its mild and earthy flavor.
In a 100-gram serving providing 343 calories dry and 92 calories cooked, buckwheat is a rich source of protein, dietary fibre, four B vitamins and several dietary minerals, with content especially high (47 to 65% DV) in niacin, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus (table). Buckwheat is 72% carbohydrates, including 10% dietary fibre, 3% fat and 13% protein (table). Its high content of both soluble and insoluble fiber may aid in keeping blood sugar levels balanced and lowering cholesterol levels.
For whole meals wash the groats in cold water and add water to the ratio 1:1 cook or teams for about 20 minutes till tender. Once cooked fluff it up with a fork. Serve with any dishes as a side.
About the producer:
Chuniding Food aim to be a social enterprise on a mission to Preserve and Promote the Bhutanese Food Culture.
Their raw materials are sourced locally from across the Country, including foraged materials from the pristine forests of Bhutan. They have a network of farmers and foragers who are saved the hardship of transporting their produce to the markets and are encouraged to grow organically.