Buckwheat: “fruit” or “cereal”?

From a botanical point of view, buckwheat is a (bush) fruit. Consequently, buckwheat contains nutritional values other than cereals, and more valuable ones at that. However, due to its appearance and applications, buckwheat is usually compared with cereals such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, oats, Kamut etc.

The nutritional profile of buckwheat has been scientifically documented and the nutritional aspects of this underrated product are superb! In its natural state buckwheat is gluten-free and provides an excellent source of good proteins and amino acids. The human body can absorb 74% of the protein from buckwheat.