Buckwheat

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Description/ Nutrients provided

Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for it's grain-like seeds. Despite it's name, it is not related to wheat, which makes it a good substitute for people who are sensitive or are allergic to wheat. Buckwheat is a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, and B vitamins.

Where is it found?

Buckwheat can be grown all over the world. Its ability to be grown in less fertile soil makes it a desirable crop for farmers to grow. Buckwheat is found in lots of cultures due to its availability.

What time of day is it eaten/What can you eat this grain with?

This type of grain can be eaten at any time of day, because it is used in so many recipes and dishes. It can be used in crackers, noodles, certain kinds of crepes, etc.

A few examples of cultures it is found in are China, India, and Korea.

How much does it cost?

Buckwheat seeds cost $60-$90 for seeds (depending on how many acres you are planting).

Because buckwheat is widely available, it is usually cheap to purchase. Bags usually cost anywhere from $3.00-$20.00 depending on how much you are buying.