Unroasted buckwheat groats
We are so used to brown buckwheat that we do not even know that it is naturally all green. It becomes brown after roasting. So, green buckwheat is cereal which was not thermally processed. Moreover, earlier, it was sold only unprocessed, but then, in the early 60s, producers started to thermally process buckwheat to increase its shelf life.
Green buckwheat is a real storehouse of nutrients and vitamins. It is not surprising that it came back to the shelves in our stores mainly through whole foods departments.
Despite its high caloric value, unprocessed green buckwheat belongs to dietary products.
– Firstly, it contains the right slow carbohydrates, which slowly give up energy, supporting the whole body functioning
– Secondly, green buckwheat has a low glycemic index, which makes it an indispensable product for diabetic patients.
– Thirdly, it is a gluten-free product, meaning that it is suitable for those who keep to a gluten-free diet.
Athletes and vegetarians are among admirers of green buckwheat. Due to the preparation peculiarities, green buckwheat is an indispensable product for raw food enthusiasts.
How to cook it the right way
Green buckwheat is much softer than brown buckwheat. That is why it needs less time for cooking. If you cook green buckwheat the usual way, its taste may even become worse. Therefore, we recommend several ways to prepare it:
– stew it in boiling water in a thermos flask, leaving it like this for the night,
– pour water to cover it, bring water to a boil and turn it off,
– pour kefir or yogurt to cover it, leaving it in the refrigerator for the night. This method is especially recommended for those who suffer from iron deficiency anemia.
Using these methods of cooking, all vitamins and minerals are preserved in the cereal.
Germinated buckwheat can be a good ingredient for salads or as a garnish to a side dish. As a preventive measure against various diseases, it is recommended to eat 2 to 3 tablespoons of germinated buckwheat a day or add it to smoothies, having ground it in a blender beforehand.
Because green buckwheat is not thermally processed, it is important to buy it from trusted producers. August TM offers you cereals exclusively of high quality and at affordable prices.