The versatile buckwheat is an incredibly undemanding and resilient plant, because it can withstand very bad conditions, bad soil or drought. It is better at getting minerals from the soil than other crops and it does not require additional mineral fertilizers or pesticides. Buckwheat boasts a very high biological value and positive effects on our health.
Its advantages and health benefits:
Buckwheat contains a very high amount of vitamins and minerals. In it we can find especially vitamins of the B group and minerals, such as magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper. It is considered one of the best vegetable sources of proteins, because it contains all eight essential amino acids and a wealth of fibbers, which will especially delight those with digestive problems.
It is great for the heart and the veins. Because of its high content of flavoniods, which function as antioxidants, it beneficially affects the cholesterol level and high blood pressure. Because of its high content of magnesium it relaxes the veins and improves the blood flow and with that also the access of nutrients to our body.
Buckwheat has a low glychemic index, and is therefore also suitable for those with diabetes, because it transitions slowly from the digestive organs into the blood.