Did you know that buckwheat groats are safe to eat if you have celiac? The name is somewhat confusing, isn't it? After all, wheat is off limits on a gluten free diet.
But actually they have nothing to do with wheat, and are instead a relative of the rhubarb and dockweed (yes, the leaves you use if you get stung by a nettle)!
Buckwheat plants are quick growing and their flowers are a magnet for honey bees, who then produce a delicious, dark honey.
There is even a use for the discarded hulls (outer layer) - organic buckwheat pillows. These are great if you suffer from headaches, neck pain, sleep issues or snoring!
One use for the fresh seeds is to sprout them, just like alfafa or mung beans.