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Is buckwheat made from wheat?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 1 year ago
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Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

added over 1 year ago

Buckwheat is actually a seed! It doesn't come from wheat, despite its name. It is gluten free, and can be used raw, toasted, or ground into flour. Popular uses are buckwheat pancakes and buckwheat (soba) noodles.


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added over 1 year ago

It's not actually, despite the name. It's related to rhubarb and sorrel and is native to central Asia.