What’s so special about tartary buckwheat?

Growing up in Armenia eating buckwheat was a regular thing for us. I love the nutty taste of it. I remember as children we used to pour warm milk over cooked buckwheat, sprinkle some sugar on it and eat it for breakfast.

I got introduced to Tartary buckwheat not long ago. I was following a short research Dr. Bland was doing on how different foods effect our blood sugar levels. It showed that the participants blood sugar spike was very small after consuming Tartary buckwheat.

Doing some research myself I’ve learned that Tartary buckwheat has many health benefits, even more than the regular buckwheat. It has:

I also found this paper Nutritional comparison of tartary buckwheat with common buckwheat and minor cereals.

Hope you get to try it and let me know what you think.

About the author 

Ani Papazyan

Ani is a pain relief specialist and an educator. She utilizes advanced pain relief manual therapy techniques, functional nutrition, genetics, and education to help people overcome pain and do what they love.

  • Hi Ani I love buckwheat but never heard of Rutin I’m wondering what that is?

    • Thanks for your comment Amy. Rutin is a compound found in several plants that has variety of health benefits: helps with arthritis pain, improves cholesterol, blood circulation.

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