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:
- Has high rutin content
- Great source of fiber, especially soluble fiber
- High in protein
- Fatty acids
- Has antioxidant properties
- Wanna read more about it’s nutritional properties?
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.