Loving Planet Organic Tartary Buckwheat Grain 500g
Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), like common buckwheat (F. esculentum), is a member of the plant family, Polygonaceae. Buckwheats accumulate edible carbohydrates in their seeds—in this respect resembling cereals. The latter, however, are members of the grass family (Graminae). Buckwheats and other broad-leaved species with seeds similar in composition to the true cereals are often referred to as “pseudo-cereals.” The seeds of pseudo-cereals (buckwheats, amaranths, quinoa, etc.) are often processed and consumed in the same ways as cereal grains—as porridge, leavened or flat breads, pancakes, cakes, noodles, and alcoholic beverages. But in addition to the seeds, other parts of the buckwheat plant are also edible—the flowers steeped as tea, and the greens (leaves and stems) steamed or stir-fried.