Grain Project: Buckwheat

by Kayla Maines

Description and Nutrients it Provides

Most people think this grain is a cereal grain, however it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grain for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Nutrients that this grain provides are manganese, copper, magnesium, fiber, and phosphorus.

Culture, Time of Day you Eat it, What You can Eat it With, and How much it costs

Buckwheat is native to Northern Europe as well as Asia. You can eat this grain any time of day for any meal. Some recipes you can buckwheat in include Lemon Buckwheat Waffles, Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, Easy Overnight Buckwheat Parfait, and Buckwheat Biscuits. These recipes can be found at Buckwheat can cost up to $60 for seeds depending on how many acres you want to plant.