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Buckwheat

 

WHAT IS BUCKWHEAT?

Contrary to the name, Buckwheat has nothing to do with wheat or grains at all. Buckwheat is a seed that comes from the Fagopyrum Escuelentum plant. These seeds are rich in protein and fiber, as well as a variety of antioxidants and other nutrients which leads many to consider buckwheat a superfood.

Buckwheat seeds are called groats and they are a very popular choice for Gluten Free diets. These groats have many cullinary applications as they can be ground up and made into a flour.

HOW IS BUCKWHEAT GOOD FOR MY DOG?

Buckwheat has many nutritional benefits, both for people and pets. It helps improve heart health, reduce blood sugar, and prevent certain forms of cancer. It is full of antioxidants one of which contains a flavonoid called oligomeric proanthocyanidins, which protect cells against free radical damage and prevent dangerous inflammation that contribute to the spread of cancer.

Buckwheat is 100% gluten free and non-allergenic. Which means that it is easily digested and is a helpful substitute for people and animals suffering from digestive disturbances.

Not only is this food rich in vitamins and minerals, but it is also a high source of digestable plant protein.