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Is buckwheat actually wheat, ot is it it's own grain

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer almost 7 years ago

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added almost 7 years ago

Buckwheat is its own grain, and is gluten free. It is not wheat.

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beyondcelery
added almost 7 years ago

Buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed. It's completely unrelated to wheat, despite the name. More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org...
It's quite safe for gluten-free diets, as well as delicious and nutritious!

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added almost 7 years ago

Thanks for that distinction, Syronai!

susan g
added almost 7 years ago

...and related to rhubarb!

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beyondcelery
added almost 7 years ago

Really? Wow, that's so cool!

SKK
SKK
added almost 7 years ago

Wow - how cool is that!

susan g
added almost 7 years ago

If you want to go farther in this, here's a search page with lots of interesting leads --
http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=buckwheat+related+to+rhubarb

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SKK
added almost 7 years ago

Thank you Susan G!

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