Buckwheat  Fagopyrum esculentum
Referred to as a cereal grain but is technically a fruit seed. It contains the eight essential amino acids.

Contains properties that aid in the growth of the good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Relaxes the blood vessels which improves circulation and decreases blood pressure.

Aids the body in balancing hormones.

Women should consume 2-3 servings of buckwheat a week to protect against post-menopausal breast cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.

A good food for those following a gluten-free diet.

Roasted buckwheat is called kasha.

A very hardy plant that grows well without added fertilizers.

Member of the rhubarb family and is native to Asia.

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